This team is composed of a leader, the pastor, the music director, altar guild director, sound team representative, and interested folks from the choir, bell team, and congregation. The team plans the shape and sound of our Sunday worship, and balances traditional Lutheran liturgical forms with more contemporary worship. We make good use of music styles from Taize to African, gospel, Anglican composers like Rutter and Willcocks, medieval carols, Caribbean beats, and much more. The choir introduces new hymns to the congregation, and learns new anthems to continually expand their repertoire and music skills. The team facilitates special worship events such as a Darkest Night worship service on the Winter Solstice, monthly healing services, Holy Week worship, liturgical festival celebrations, congregational anniversary worship, confirmation and deacon celebrations, and special Christmas Eve and Easter services.
The team maintains all worship furniture, utensils, robes, candlelighters, paraments, linens, and banners as well as choir, keyboard, bell and chime music files, Eucharistic bread making, and wine and communion ware. We see that there is clean, proper and secure storage for everything. This team is also responsible for all sound and projection equipment as well as the sound team. After a lightning strike in 2019, a new Yamaha digital keyboard, sound board and microphones were all replaced with a gift from the Bill Leeds memorial fund. A Technics organ was also donated in 2019. The quality of our worship music is assured for years to come.
Our very talented seamstresses, painters, quilters and woodworkers make new paraments, banners, table covers — whatever is required to make worship reverent, efficient and lovely. We are so blessed that they give of their time and talents to make our worship beautiful and inspiring. We welcome you to this dedicated group.
We are blessed by all these people who give so generously of their time and talents, and you are welcome to join them in this ministry.
Interested in becoming a part of the Worship and Music Team Ministry? Contact us!