"We sing because we have something worth singing about." So writes Noel Werner, music director of the Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, New Jersey. Ask almost any member of HFPC what is most important to our church life and each would say, "Our worship." In a day when people brand worship in many ways—traditional, contemporary, casual, liturgical—we like to say that we simply gather to worship the living God who has made us, saved us, and invites us to offer our words and songs of thanksgiving.

As Presbyterians, the center of our worship is the sermon. But in the spirit of our psalm-singing ancestors, the singing of hymns provides the structure of our worship. Hymns of praise, prayer, and commitment form the beginning, middle and closing of our worship. After our congregation's return to its historic sanctuary in 1994, our first priority was to put in a pipe organ for our worship leadership. In December, 2001, the first Schoenstein pipe organ in the area was installed and has been central in leading our worship ever since. In 2003, a quality grand piano was donated in memory of longtime choral director, Dr. Thomas D. Warren, to further enhance our worship.

Leading our music life are three choirs. Chancel choir sings every Sunday in the 11:00 service and in our special services. This choir practices each Wednesday evening at 7:15 PM. To know more about the choir, speak with music minister Will Berger. An adult handbell choir practices each Wednesday at 6:00 PM and leads worship monthly. Every second and third Sunday, "Singing, Ringing and Rhythm" meets with Sarah Litton. This is for kindergarten through youth.

For all who attend our worship services, we invite you to listen reverently, to participate faithfully, and to sing joyfully, knowing that "we sing because we have something worth singing about."


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