WORSHIP TEAM

The Worship Team, made up of a rotating group of singers and instrumentalists, provides leadership for congregational music at the 9:00 am Contemporary Service on Sunday mornings.  Music consists of a mix of praise and worship songs as well as contemporary settings of hymns.  Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 8:00 pm. An interview and an audition are the first steps to becoming part of this ministry. Contact Pastor Paul Isensee.


VOCAL CHOIRS

Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir sings in the 11:30 am service and at special services from Sept – June.  Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7:45 pm. The Choir is open to all, high school and above, who love singing and serving the Lord. Contact Pastor Paul Isensee

Cantata Choir

This choir prepares seasonal programs at Christmas and Easter. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm and begin about ten weeks before the concerts. Occasionally, extra or dress rehearsals are scheduled on one or two Saturday mornings. This choir is open to all singers high school and above. Contact Pastor Paul Isensee.

Joyful Noise (Children's Choir)

A choir for children 1st-5th grade, Joyful Noise sings about once a month at worship services. No music reading necessary, but participation in this choir will give children a great start on beginning skills of singing.  Rehearsal are on Sunday afternoons at 5:00 pm in the Music Room.  Contact the director, Beth Thompson, for additional details.


BELL CHOIRS

Exultate Ringers (Adults)

An advanced handbell choir for those 16 years and up, using 8 octaves of Schulmerich handbells along with a 3-octave set of Malmark ChoirChimes, Exultate Ringers play for Sunday worship services and at special concerts in the Tri-state area from Sept – June. Some music reading required. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 6:30 in the Music Room. Contact Beth Thompson if you are interested.

Hope Bells (Teens-Adults)

A fun bell choir for beginner to intermediate ringers. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 2:00 PM in the music room. Hope Bells play for nursing homes and other outreaches. Adults and teen home- schoolers are welcome. Contact the director, Beth Thompson for more information.

Bronze Bells (6-12th Grade)

Bronze Bells is a handbell choir for youth in 6th – 12th grade. Bronze Bells plays twice in the fall and three times in the spring during regular Sunday services.   The ability to read music is helpful. Rehearsals are at 10:00 am on Saturday mornings in the Music Room. For more information contact the director, Beth Thompson.

Hosanna Chimes & Half Notes (1-5th Grade)

A bell choir for children 1st-5th grade using 3 octaves of Malmark ChoirChimes and 3 octaves of Schulmerich handbells. In this choir, children earn to read music and develop music skills. As a combined group they play twice in the fall and twice in the spring during regular evening services. Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons from 5:30 – 6:00 PM in the Music Room. Contact the director, Karen Hanna, or Beth Thompson for more information.


Other Music & Art Ministries

Drama

Salt, Light and Fragrance (SLF) is a unique, vibrant ministry that seeks to glory God through drama. Made up of actors high school age or older (and occasional younger members as required by the script), SLF most often prepares a Christmas drama with practices beginning in September. An emphasis is placed on building close relationships among the members through abundant interaction in practice as well as informal fellowship and times of prayer. New members are always welcome, whether they are first timers or seasoned actors. Contact Dan Hegman or the Church Office for more information.

Orchestra/Instrumental Ensembles

Orchestral instruments perform occasionally in Sunday services and in a larger orchestra formed to accompany the seasonal choir concerts. Contact Pastor Paul Isensee if you have interest in playing.

Recording Ministry

Individuals are needed to help with the creation and distribution of cassette and CD recordings of the weekly worship services. Please contact the church office for more information.