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Fall 2017 Music Ministry Letter


Join us for Music Sunday!
Sunday, October 29th one Worship Service at 11:00am All music ensembles will join forces to lead in an incredible worship experience. The congregation will have the opportunity to praise God through songs from various Christian genres, and listen to musical offerings from the various choirs including original, premier works written for our Chancel Choir. This will be a Sunday you won’t want to miss!

The Chancel Choir serves each week during the fall, winter, and spring months at our 11:00am worship service. A special presentation is given for “Music Sunday” in the fall, and the the Advent and Lenten seasons as well. These special presentations include chamber instrumental ensembles with our combined choirs. Our members, who vary in age, occupations, and interests, represent a cross sections of our church. While the ability to read music is not required to be a part of the group, spiritual gifts of music, musicality, and learning are emphasized along with serving our Lord and singing His praises! We’re going to sing at Carnegie Hall! New York Trip Announcement If you would like to travel or sing on our trip please contact the director of music ministries:


Director: Cristen Mitchell
Pianist: Kemper McCauley
Organist: John Slechta
Chancel Choir Rehearsal: September-May, Wednesdays evenings at 7:30pm, Choir Room

The Praise Band is group of individuals committed to praising God through contemporary praise and worship music year round. Currently the group is comprised of singers, guitarists, percussionists, and piano. Other instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome to join the group. This group leads our contemporary worship service held every week at 8:30am

Praise Band Rehearsal: Mondays from 7-8pm, Sanctuary

The Children & Youth Music Ensemble (for children and youth grades k-8) focuses on biblical learning through song with the use of Orff and Kodaly teaching methods. The children and youth are encouraged to use all of their musical and artistic abilities such as playing instruments that they may play in school or with other groups, and incorporating visual and performing arts. The Children & Youth Music Ensemble will present music once a month in both 8:30 and 11am Worship Services.

CYME Rehearsal: August-May, Wednesdays from 6-7pm, Choir Room

Worship Arts Camp 2017 Slide Show

The Grace Bells handbell choir leads in worship once a month as well as prepares for other special services and events such as the Christmas Eve service, and a conference in the spring. They frequently prepare music with advanced techniques as well as arrangements that incorporate other musical instruments. The ability to read music is required.

Grace Bells Rehearsal: September-May, Monday evenings from 6-7pm, Bell Room

Men’s Chorus if for men of all ages and ability levels who desire to praise God in fellowship with other like-minded men. Our Men’s Chorus leads worship approximately once of month at the 11:00am worship service. The men also minister to the community. The ability to read music is helpful, but not required.

Director: Emerson Deitz
Men’s Chorus Rehearsal:  September-May, 1st and 3rd Sundays at 4:00pm, Room 213



The Instrumental Ensemble will provide an additional outlet for those who are interested in participating in worship leading through playing an orchestral or band instrument. Participants should have an intermediate skill level. This will be a wonderful group for those who haven’t played in a while to improve their skills, or younger players who have been playing for a few years. The ensemble will prepare various special music offerings and hymn accompaniments.

Instrumental Ensemble Rehearsal: September-May,
Wednesdays from 7-7:30pm, Sanctuary