As with all areas of our congregation’s ministry, the Mission Statement of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit serves as a guide for the music ministry of our congregation.
We are empowered by the Holy Spirit to provide a meaningful and current music ministry program to meet the needs of the “faithful ministers of Jesus Christ”. Vibrant and varied music is therefore a key dimension of the Holy Spirit experience. That is reflected in the many performing groups in the church.
Youth and Children’s Groups
Youth Music Team
Youth Music Team is a new ensemble this year. All instrumentalists and vocalists from grades 5-12 are welcome to join.
Praise Kids! is a choir for our Pre-school and Kindergarten Sunday School classes. The goals are to introduce the children to music, tie music to key Sunday School concepts, and to teach the children songs sung in worship. Praise Kids! begins late Sept. during Sunday School.
God’s Voices is a choir for children in grades first through fifth. The children will sing and play Orff instruments. God’s Voices will sing for 8:45 and 10:45 am worship and Festival Sundays. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6:45-7:15 pm in the Naveh.
Children’s Chime Choir
Children’s Chime Choir is for children in grades first though fifth. The children will learn how to play the chimes and read music. They will play at the 8:45 and 10:45 am worship and Festival Sundays. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6:15-6:45 pm in the Nave.
Rejoicing Ringers are individuals from our Rejoicing Spirit ministry who come together as a hand bell ensemble for our monthly Rejoicing Spirits service and fellowship gathering. Rehearsals begin in Aug.
Adult Music Groups
Adult Choir provides choral leadership for 10:45 am worship service and Festival Sundays from September through June beginning Sept. 8th. Occasionally, they provide musical leadership for 8:45 am worship. This group is open to adults. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7:15-8:45 pm in the Nave.
Festival Choir is a concert choir singing 2 concerts per year. All are welcome!
Praise Band is a Vocalist and Instrumental group providing musical leadership for 8:45 am worship and Festival Sundays. We play current Christian music which is upbeat. The commitment is rotating depending on an individual’s schedule. To provide worship leadership on a certain Sunday, rehearsals are Saturday at 9:00 am before the chosen Sunday. Adult and youth vocalist and instrumentalist are welcome!
Spirit Alive Singers
Spirit Alive Singers provides choral leadership for 8:45 am worship on the first Sunday each month and Festival Sundays. We sing current Christian music which is upbeat. Rehearsals are the Saturday before worship at 9 am with the Praise Ensemble in the Nave. Adults and youth are welcome.
Spirit Ringers are individuals who love music and enjoy the challenge of ringing bells. We play 60 Schulmerich Handbells. This musical group provides accompaniment to hymns, anthems, liturgy, and preludes. This group is open to adults. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:15-8:45 pm in the Nave. Interested persons can contact Alice in the church office.
Rejoicing Spirit Ringers
Rejoicing Spirit Ringers are individuals from our Rejoicing Spirit ministry. Rehearsals begin on Aug. 28th at 4:15 pm.
Blue Grass Ensemble
Our Blue Grass ensemble utilizes banjo, strings, flute and accordion to perform blue grass style music a couple of times each year at the 8:45 service.
The Drum Ensemble draws on a full range of drums of all sizes to perform music that is often African inspired at the 8:45 service periodically during the year.