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Music + Worship2018-10-08T10:46:23+00:00

First Woodway is a community of believers walking together in a lifestyle of worship.

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David Phelps “It Must Be Christmas 20th Anniversary Tour” – LIVE at First Woodway | Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 pm
You can purchase your tickets at the church office (Monday – Thursday 8:00 am-4:30 pm or Friday, 8:00-3:00 pm). Or you can purchase tickets online at itickets by clicking here. All tickets though must be picked up at the church office or at Will Call even if purchased online. For questions, please call our church office at 254-772-9696 or email Gary at grhodes@firstwoodway.org or Emily at etoberty@firstwoodway.org.

Night of Worship at The Venue | Monday, November 19 at 7:00 pm 
All are invited to a night of guided prayer and worship. Contact Art for more details.

Music & Worship

Certainly God is up to something in our gatherings, but it is more than that–it is the body of Christ living out their lives to glorify God in every way.

As God is working in and through our lives each week, the testimony of all He has done and is doing is a contagious thing in our times of corporate worship. We can’t help but proclaim His glory, His goodness and the wonder of His great love.  When we join together as one singing, reading His Word, and praying, it encourages each one in the family at First Woodway.

We are a multigenerational worshiping church. That means we value and treasure all ages worshiping together. We are blessed to have an incredible Music and Worship ministry that includes every age group. Our heart is to continue to grow in the Lord together–that we would be an ever more fervent family of worshipers.

There are opportunities for everyone to participate in the Music & Worship ministry at First Woodway. If you would like to help lead out in worship, then join the Woodway Worship Choir!  If you are an instrumental musician, we invite you to play in the Woodway Orchestra. There are also auditioned opportunities for the Worship Team consisting of rhythm section (keyboard, acoustic and electric guitar, bass, drums, aux percussion) and vocalists. Both the youth and college have worship bands in their respective ministries. The Kids’ Worship Choir is an incredible opportunity for your children to learn about worship and to participate in musicals and more.

“The First Woodway Choir is a big life-changing home group. We not only rehearse together, we worship, pray, and fellowship when we gather. In addition to your life being impacted, you will be involved in touching countless lives through weekly worship services, special events, premieres, and recordings. The choir is the foundation of the worship ministry at First Woodway.” -Gary Rhodes

A Worshiping Choir!
The First Woodway Choir is a group that embraces the truth that true worship is a lifestyle.  If you have a passion for the Lord and for worship, the Woodway Worship Choir is the place for you. The Choir sets the pace for our church family as they lead out in worship each week.  We are looking for everyone who has a heart for worship to join us.

Rehearsals
Choir rehearsals are an exciting time with moments of fun and laughter, as well as precious times of worship and prayer.  It’s more than just learning new music, it’s sharing and getting to know a wonderful group of believers who have a common ministry and goal–to lift up the Name of Jesus to the glory of God the Father.  Rehearsals take place each Wednesday night from 7:00 pm until 8:15 pm.  Come check us out and see if the Woodway Worship Choir is the place you feel led to join in ministry.

Summer Choir
Have you been wanting to give choir a try? Summer is a great time to do it! We will go over ALL the anthems for summer in our last three rehearsals in May (May 16, 23, and 30). We will have hard copies of music and CD’s along with the schedule to hand out. PDF’s of music & recordings will also be online. There will be no Wednesday night rehearsals during the summer. Prepare on your own and join us on Sundays ready to go. If you are interested – call 254.772.9696 (Lindsay or Gary) or email grhodes@firstwoodway.org.

“The orchestra adds an incredible dimension to our worship.  Whether it’s huge, majestic moments, tender times of ministry, or proclaiming God’s glory with energy, the orchestra sets the tone and propels us to deeper expressions of worship.”  – Gary Rhodes

Be part of this awesome ministry!

We are looking for experienced players who want to use their gifts to worship the Lord through the First Woodway Orchestra.  The orchestra plays 8-10 times per semester, averaging every other Sunday.  Orchestra members rehearse at 8:00 am on the Sunday mornings they play. Then they play as part of the 9:00 am and the 10:15 am worship services.  The orchestra also plays for special events throughout the year, including Christmas, Easter, and special worship events. The orchestra schedule is published at the start of each semester.

If you are interested in learning more about this ensemble, please contact Gary Rhodes.

Summer Orchestra
We will have seven dates with the orchestra this summer – May 27, June 10, June 24, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 5. During the school year this is an auditioned group, but during the summer it is open to all. If you would like to be a part – contact the music office at 254.772.9696 or email grhodes@firstwoodway.org.

On dates we play, the orchestra meets at 7:45 am to warm up and tune. We rehearse from 8:00 am – 8:45 am, then play in the 9:00 am and 10:30 am service. The music portion of the service lasts 30 minutes.

The worship band is a rotating, auditioned group consisting of keyboard (synth), electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, and auxiliary percussion (shaker, cajon, conga drums, sus cymbal, chimes, etc…). They are the foundation of all we do in the Worship Ministry.

The worship band currently rehearses Wednesday nights at 8:30 pm. They also meet each Sunday at 7:45 am to set up and rehearse for the two morning services at 9:00 am and 10:30 am.

If you would like to be considered for this ministry or find out more information, please contact Gary Rhodes.

The First Woodway Praise Team is a group of talented singers with a heart for worship. They are an auditioned group that rotates in helping to lead worship on Sunday mornings.

The Praise Team currently rehearses Wednesday nights at 8:30 pm, and is committed to being part of the choir as well. They also meet each Sunday morning at 8:00 am to rehearse for two morning services at 9:00 am and 10:30 am.

If you would like to be considered for this ministry or find out more information, please contact Gary Rhodes.

The Venue Band
The Venue Band is a group of auditioned musicians that consists of drums, bass, keys, electric and acoustic guitars and vocalists. They gather for prayer and rehearsal at 7:30 am every Sunday morning in The Venue. If you are interested in being a part of The Venue Band and would like more information please contact Art Wellborn.

Wednesday Nights, 6:00-7:00 pm

Children have such a beautiful wonder about them as they worship and praise the Lord.  They express themselves in pure and priceless ways that give us all an example to consider in our own relationship with the Lord.  When you add to that the TLC they receive, the times of fun, fellowship, worship, teaching, and prayer in choir–you have a winning combination!  That’s what our Kid’s Worship Choirs are all about.  Living a life of worship begins with the children.  Help us sow into their lives and raise up the next generation of those who would passionately worship the Lord.  This is a great place for your children to experience how awesome it is to praise the living God!

Our Kids choirs meet on Wednesday night as part of our ROOTED Wednesday Night program. Please go to our Kingdom Kids page and click on the Wednesday Evenings Tab for more information.

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Phone: 254.772.9696