Worship



Mark Converse Drum Workshop - THIS Sunday, October 17th at 2pm - (FREE) 

We're thrilled to have our first Grace Music Workshop coming soon. Percussion and Drum instructor, Mark Converse, will be teaching a fun, informative workshop on "How to be a Useful Drummer in a Worship Band Setting." See his biography below.  To sign up or if you have questions, rsvp HERE!

  • Sunday, October 17, 2 - 4pm  |  Grace Music Workshop with Mark Converse.  Location: Worship Center.

Mark Converse Biography:
Mark Converse is a versatile drummer and percussionist whose career encompasses a wide range of musical genres in the greater Los Angeles area. His work includes theatrical pit orchestra work, symphony orchestra, television and sound recording and concerts with world renowned entertainers. From premiers of new musicals like the new musical “Empire” at the La Mirada Theatre in 2017, to Capitol Records
recording Daft Punk’s 2014 multiple Grammy winning “Random Access Memory” to symphonic and theatrical work at the Disney Concert Hall and the Honda Center with Andrea Bocelli, Mark enjoys a busy and diverse career.

Mark has appeared with and/or recorded with the following artists and ensembles:       
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, New West Symphony, Desert Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, Pasadena Pops, Pageant of the Masters Orchestra, Andrea Bocelli, Daft Punk, LeAnn Rimes, Peggy Lee, Ray Charles, Johnny Mathis, Bernadette Peters, Renée Fleming, Keely Smith, Dale Kristien, Liz Callaway, Patti LuPone, Carol Burnette, Lucie Arnaz, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Barry Manilow, Frank Sinatra Jr., Mannheim Steamroller, Three Irish Tenors, Celtic Tenors, Canadian Tenors, Celtic Woman, The Dallas Brass, house drummer at the famous jazz club The Baked Potato and Smooth Jazz Artist Gregg Karukas.Grammy Winning Recordings: 2014 “Random Access Memories” Daft Punk 2005 “Genius Loves Company” Ray Charles Television shows include:“Modern Family”, “Bones”, Gilmore Girls”, “I Love Lucy’s 50th Anniversary Special”, “Las Vegas”, “Life Goes On”, “See Jane”.

Additionally, Mark maintains a full schedule teaching and mentoring young drummers and percussionists at a number of Southern California colleges and universities including Azusa Pacific University, Cal Poly Pomona, Concordia University, Vanguard University and the Master’s College. He has taught at the Los Angeles Music Academy and Citrus College as well. For additional information, please visit markconverse.com

 

Serving Opportunities in Musical Worship

Sanctuary Choir
125 voice choir that sings in services as well as presents special outreach events and concerts during the year.

Praise Orchestra
Volunteer full orchestra that plays in services and participates in special outreach events and concerts during the year.

Ushers/Communion Servers
Servants who are dedicated to greeting and caring for our congregation during services and special events.

Worship Teams
Groups of instrumentalists and vocalists that help lead musically in our weekend services.

Prayer Ministries
A team of prayer partners available to pray with people after services. This team regularly lifts up people involved in leading and teaching, as well as praying for the Grace family.

Grace Theatre
Actors, screenwriters, film makers and directors here at Grace are involved in this valley-wide church drama ministry.  Through occasional acting workshops they are working to provide monologues, scenes and film projects to be used in services and much more.

Interpreters for the Deaf
During our Sunday, 10:45am service, as well as at select special events during the year, our volunteer interpreters minister to the needs of our hearing impaired.

So much more…
There’s room for all kinds of abilities… We can always use people who are willing to stock the church pews with multiple items, not to mention people with a heart for hospitality and costumers, make-up artists, set designers and stage hands for seasonal productions.
What worship means… My loving response to all God is and does with all I am and do.

John 4 :23-24
But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

Romans 12:1
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

Luke 10:27
And he answered, "YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."