Music at Third Reformed Church
Music has always been an important part of worship at Third Reformed Church. At Third Church, we acknowledge that music is a God-given gift that uplifts and edifies the worshipper. With our music, we intend not to perform but rather to offer a gift to God out of gratitude for his gift to us. When the gift is returned to God, he is honored and glorified as the Lord of our lives.
God has endowed many members of our congregation with musical ability and we invite new members to share their gifts by joining our music ministry, which includes choral and handbell ensembles for all ages from young children to adults. The Robert L. Sipe organ, installed in 1982 and refurbished in 2010, is a 40-rank, three-manual mechanical action instrument. In addition to this marvelous instrument, we regularly feature piano, timpani, and solo instrumentalists in worship services.
Our music ministry staff includes Linda Strouf, Minister of Music, Director of Matins and Sanctuary Choirs, Director of the Carillon Choir, and Organist, and Mary Van Voorst, Children’s and Youth Choir Director. We encourage you to become an active part in our choirs. Whether your talent is great or small, whether your age is young or old, there is a place for you in a choir at Third Reformed Church.