Churches present Indelible Grace at Marietta High School

MARIETTA — Five churches are working together to bring a concert featuring Matthew Smith and Indelible Grace to the Marietta High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. April 27.

The churches — Williams Creek Baptist in Williamstown, The Journey Church in Marietta, Grace Baptist Church in Parkersburg, Redeemer in Parkersburg and Veto Presbyterian Church in Washington County — are hosting the concert.

The concert and worship seminar is the day of the show in Marietta. The event is free and open to the public.

The worship seminar begins at 5:30 p.m., before the concert, in the Marietta High School cafeteria. The worship seminar is designed for worship leaders, but anyone can attend, event officials said.

CDs will be available for sale before and after the concert and during intermission.

The stated hope of Indelible Grace music is to “help the church recover the tradition of putting old hymns to new music for each generation, and to enrich our worship with a huge view of God and His indelible grace.” The band, which includes Smith, wants “to be a voice calling our generation back to something rich and solid and beyond the fluff and the trendy.”

Indelible Grace plays contemporary Christian music, and takes old hymns and sets them to contemporary music.

Matthew Smith is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who writes new melodies to centuries-old hymn texts, helping guide people into emotionally honest worship, according to his website. He is a founding member of the Indelible Grace community, whose work has drawn acclaim and is used in churches around the world.