A good percentage of the people in a typical congregation do not know how to sing. This reality often is forgotten in the debate over worship in the church. Because people do not sing or struggle in song these days, pastors often will allow services to be introduced that highlight a small group of singers or loud instrumentation. Congregational participation diminishes.
Sounds a lot like worship practices before the Reformation. Let us pray that we teach our people how to sing, how to respond in songs of praise and thanksgiving.