The Worship and Music Committee is responsible for making all arrangements so that the Good News that our sins are forgiven by God's grace for Christ's sake may be celebrated in worship and praise of God. The committee meets at 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. The committee welcomes participation by anyone interested in sharing his or her gifts!
Musicians can contribute to either the traditional service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, or the contemporary service at 4 p.m. Saturday. Singers are welcome to join both the choir, which sings for the traditional service and the praise team for the contemporary service. Rehearsal times are usually 7 p.m. Wednesday (except during Advent and Lent) and 9 a.m. Sunday for the traditional choir and 2:30 p.m. Saturday for the praise team.
Volunteers for the altar guild, lay readers, communion assistants, children's messengers and ushers are also appreciated. Come join our worship and praise!
The Committee on Worship and Music shall plan, in conjunction with the pastor, all regular and special services (e.g., Lent and Advent).
a. Recommend to the Congregational Council the time, schedule, and number of communion services.
b. Evaluate worship liturgies and hymns.
c. Assure that the worship services are conducted regularly in accordance with the policies of the ELCA.
d. Arrange for guest speakers and other pastoral services.
e. Identify and train worship service lay volunteers.
f. Assure that hymnals and other worship materials are provided and properly maintained.
g. Enable participation in worship by individuals with special needs.
h. Recruit and train the altar guild in their duties.
i. Maintain an adequate supply of items for worship, including communion wine and wafers, baptismal napkins, candles, etc.
j. Coordinate with the altar guild, the Property Committee and the pastor, the seasonal decorations for the church.
k. Interview, in conjunction with the pastor, and make recommendations to the Congregational Council regarding the employment of the Traditional Worship Service Coordinator, the Contemporary Worship Service Coordinator, and the Organist(s).
l. Supervise, in conjunction with the pastor, the Traditional Worship Service Coordinator, the Contemporary Worship Service Coordinator, the Organist(s), and other music staff.
m. Recommend to the Finance Committee the annual salary and benefit adjustments for the Traditional Worship Service Coordinator, the Contemporary Worship Service Coordinator, the Organist(s), and other music staff.
Committee Chair: Adam Miller
Meetings are held the second Saturday of every month at 1:00 p.m.