Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob! Begin the music, strike the tambourine, play the melodious harp and lyre – Psalms 81:1-2
The Mar thoma Church Choir is a forty five member group that has supported the Vicar in his ministries ever since the church was founded here at San Francisco Bay Area. The choir has a mission which is to serve the church and in turn serve God by delivering songs in worship and praise, endeavor to develop a sense of spiritual well being among the parishioners and to provide opportunities to the youth to participate in the Qurbana service in a meaningful way.
The choir gathers every Sunday for church service and hold regular practices in preparation for each Sunday Service. The members also gather in a Song Fellowship once every month. This provides an opportunity to not only learn new songs but also to have a closer relationship with each other that goes a long way in building a sense of unity and purpose.
A regular feature of the choir service is the Easter program and the Christmas Carol Service. These programs are aimed to deliver the message of the bountiful love of God to mankind. It is hoped that these programs will instill a holistic feeling of the season in contrast to the otherwise commercial flavor of these seasons that is so common today.
The Choir also assists the Vicar in Baptism service, Wedding services and Funeral services. These services of the choir are carried out on invitations only.
Membership to the choir is though the membership of the church. Any one who is a member of the Marthoma Church is welcome to join the choir and participate in its activities.
The Choir of MTCSF also contributes to the music resources of Mar Thoma Diocesan Center