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Music & Worship

Prince of Peace has one intergenerational worship service every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. We include traditional music and liturgy, contemporary music and video, drama, and other innovative forms of worship.


**Children and youth**

All children (and youth) are welcome to the in-person worship service in the sanctuary. After the “Time With Young Christians” segment at the beginning of the worship service, children, ages 7 and under, may choose to participate in planned Sunday School lessons/activities. The children will be escorted to the classes in the educational wing of the building by the Sunday School teachers.

**Online streaming**
Prince of Peace streams every Sunday service live, online via Facebook. These services can
be accessed by visiting the Prince of Peace website or if you are a member of Facebook, go to the Prince of Peace Facebook page and watch the live broadcast at 10:30 a.m. (If you are unable to worship live on Sundays, worship videos are recorded and will be available on online.) Sermon manuscripts are available on our website.

Music is an integral part of the worship experience at Prince of Peace. Contact Music Director Suzann Barthold via the church office if you would like to participate in our music program or if you would like more information about the music program at Prince of Peace. You don’t have to be an expert or be a member to join.

**Current programs**

  • Sanctuary Choir: Rehearses on Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Bell Choir (Boyles Memorial Ringers): Rehearses on Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Instrumentalists: Our Baroque Ensemble (strings and woodwind) performs occasionally in worship services. Also, individual instrumentalists (both adult and youth) are utilized in our worship services to enhance the worship experience.

  • Youth Chime Choir: Youth in 3rd grade and up may join the chime choir, which rehearses as needed based on their performance schedule.

Special Services
Special services are offered during the Holy Seasons. Other special services include: funerals, wholeness services, and weddings. Please contact the church office for more information on these special services.

Now Hiring a Music Director!

Prince of Peace Presbyterian church in Crofton, Maryland is seeking a Director of Music and Keyboardist. Prince of Peace (or POP church) is an LGBTQIA-affirming and politically diverse congregation of 140 members with an average in person Sunday Worship Service attendance of 60-80, with an additional online attendance of 50-100. We are a community-oriented church united by our love for God and our common commitment to serving in Jesus’ name. Our worship service draws on traditional hymns, classical music, spirituals, and contemporary praise songs typically played on keyboard instruments.



  • Play the piano and/or organ for the Sunday Service and for special services.

  • Collaborate with the Pastor in the planning of the worship service music.

  • Choose the music and direct an all-volunteer choir of 12-14 people, which includes a one-hour weekly rehearsal. 

  • Report/maintain licensing of all music used in the Worship Services.

  • Coordinate the maintenance of the piano.

  • Provide/accompany music for any Weddings or Funerals at POP church. (Additional compensation for additional hours.)

  • Choose, purchase/procure needed music as required.

  • Arrange for substitutes as needed.



  • Ability to plan ahead and to remain flexible

  • Excellent keyboard skills and the ability to accompany congregational singing.

  • Ability to lead the choir from the keyboard.

  • Knowledge of a varied range of sacred music selections.

  • Commitment to the inclusion of people of all races, genders, and sexual orientations.



  • A familiarity with and knowledge of Church Music.

  • Bachelor of Music (or ability/experience in choral directing and keyboarding acceptable).



  • Salary: 24K-30K depending on experience.

  • Wedding and funeral compensations paid by family (~$200-$250)

  • Continuing Education Allowance: $900 per year

  • Vacation arranged as needed.



  • Employment is contingent on successful background and reference check.



  • Please submit a cover letter, a resume, and a video recording of you playing one hymn and one short piano piece. Final candidates will be invited to Prince of Peace for an in-person interview and audition.

  • Send all of the above to: with Attention: John Mottar or to Prince of Peace Church at 1657 Crofton Parkway, Crofton MD 21114.   (All submissions will be kept confidential.)

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