“To sing is to pray twice.”
- attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo
Music is an essential component to the spiritual vitality of a church’s worship. We are committed to assisting all our churches and faith communities, regardless of size or location, to have vibrant, soul-filled and singable music within their worship services.
Universal Music Licenses
The Episcopal Church in Wyoming has purchased a “universal music license” through Christian Copyright Solutions (CCS) to enable all our churches to perform and stream music during worship services and all other church services, programs and activities. Through CCS the Diocese has purchased the PERFORMmusic Facilities License and the CCS WORSHIPcast Streaming License.
See: Music Licenses
“Easy to Sing” Music Suggestions
Below are hymn/song lists of some suggested singable worship music for our congregations. These lists include traditional favorites, and many others as well. They are singable for musicians and non-musicians alike.
This is a list of a variety of hymnals (Episcopal and Ecumenical) and Taize books of chants for enhanced congregational singing.
See: Hymnals / Songbooks
Online Resources for Songs & Hymns
These online resources, including CCLI’s “Song Select” (via the Diocese subscription), enable worship planners to preview music, access lyrics, guitar chords, melody lines and full musical scores for more than 100,000 songs of
See: Online Resources
In addition to selecting music from Spotify, iTunes or Amazon Music, here are a few audio resources that include pre-recorded live music for worship: songs that can be used by congregations who are using Zoom or are live-streaming services, as well as those who want to use pre-recorded performed music during their in-person services.
The Episcopal Church in Wyoming encourages our churches to apply for grants to enhance music iin their worship services. For larger music-related grants, churches can apply to our Foundation. For small grants, please contact Jessica Reynolds in the Diocesan office.
Grant Applications could range from music resources (i.e. hymnals/song books, etc.), to subscriptions (i.e. Spotify, iTunes or Amazon Music accounts) or equipment (i.e. small speakers to connect to cell phones, etc.) to supplementary funding needed to provide live music in worship (i.e. pianist, ensemble, etc.).
YouTube – Music Playlist
The Episcopal Church in Wyoming will continue developing the Music Playlist on our YouTube channel, providing music that can be used in worship services. This special music is from ensembles and choirs in our churches, as well as from special musical groups like The Craft Brothers.
Music Advisory Committee
The mission of the Music Committee of the Episcopal Church in Wyoming is to be a resource toward enabling music to play a central spiritual role in the worship life of our churches.
Rev. Lara Gilbert (Chair), Canon for Canon for Spiritual Formation & Congregational Development and Dean of the Wyoming Iona School, Casper, Wyoming
Lynne E. Chandler, Casper, Wyoming
Rev. Megan Nickles (Chair of WYOWorship Committee), St. John’s, Powell, Wyoming
Suzie Hills, St. Peter’s, Sheridan, Wyoming
Pamela Glasser, St. Thomas’, Dubois, Wyoming
Robert Rumboltz, St. John’s, Powell, Wyoming
Christy Lev, Holy Communion, Rock Springs, Wyoming