New song we're learning:The act of singing together is an act of unity: many voices forming a single sound. This
song enables both the act of our singing, and the words that we are singing, to be a proclamation of the good news. God
has rescued us and we are invited to respond to God's rescue with full voiced
celebration! This song is also a declaration that we are a unified people,
defined by the great love of God.
1 Peter 2 describes the church in terms of belonging and of mercy, "Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy." Let us sing out this grand vision of where it is we truly belong and celebrate together God's great love, hands clapping and voices raised!
Music is a very important part of how we worship at PBC. The songs that we learn and sing at PBC enable us to use both a musical richness and a lyrical expression to
a proclamation God's character, works, and promises. We
love to sing both the rich lyrics and robust theology of hymns from
many eras, as well as the clarity and timeliness of many current worship
- We worship with music in the modern, acoustic-guitar-driven spectrum of style with Americana influences, vocal harmonies, and the desire to be a singing church.
- We seek to draw from the rich heritage of the Christian church's
worship practices while sensitively utilizing the best ideas, songs,
language, and amplification technology of the present.
- We strive to forge a worship style and a liturgy that is culturally relevant to the San Francisco Bay Area, here in our day and age, while remaining theologically grounded in the revelation of God in scripture.
Sometimes we sing with a quiet reverence, sometimes we sing songs of longing for God's will to be done, sometimes we sing loud songs of celebration! Often we'll do all of these in the same service.
We have two ministry bands that alternate leading music, two Sundays on then two Sundays off, and from time to time we include soloists and small ensembles that enrich our worship with fresh musical perspectives. In all of this variety, the ultimate aim is to give glory to God and build up the faith of all who gather here in worship.