Music Ministries

Messiah’s music ministries strive to make connections through God’s gift of music available to all ages,  musical interests and preferences.

We worship in many styles and formats and as such, accompany and enhance each worship service uniquely. Worship is accompanied by our pipe organ, piano, guitar, wind instruments, or praise band in keeping with the liturgy and tone of the service. Special music adds to the beauty and enjoyment of worship and is provided by the many adults, youth and children involved in Messiah’s vocal and instrumental ensembles listed on this page.  

Get involved with Messiah’s music ministries! It’s a wonderful way for you and your family to worship God, grow in faith and connect with others.

Our music ministries extend beyond the worship service into our community! On the bottom of this page you’ll find our annual music outreach events and programs that strive to foster positive connections through music to our surrounding community!

Director of Music Ministries: Lois Graff
Adult Choir Director: Randall Fields
Church Council Representative: Terry Frakes

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Adult Choir
Randall Fields, Director
The church choir (high school age youth welcome) sings during worship most Sundays, usually the service that the Lord’s Supper is celebrated. Wednesday Rehearsals, 7:30-8:30pm

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Rhonda Gaede, Director
Notabella (handbells) involves both youth and adult handbell ringers, often ringing during worship for special occasions. Wednesday Rehearsals, 6:30-7:30pm

 Instrumental Ensemble
Lois Graff, Director
The Instrumental Ensemble welcomes youth and adult instrumentalists (Grades 7 – up), adding special music and accompaniment of hymns to worship during the year. Wednesday Rehearsals, 6:30-7:30pm and some Sunday Rehearsals, 12:15-1:15pm

Cherub Choir
Claire Strand, Director
The Cherub Choir invites children Grades K – 1 (Younger children are welcome with consent of director) to sing and ring children’s handbells. Wednesday Rehearsals 6-6:30pm

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Lois Graff, Director
The Contemporary Band accompanies worship one service per month. Rehearsals are on Saturday mornings once a month at 10am.

Perry_GViolinSpecial Music – Vocal and Instrumental
Point of Contact: Lois Graff
Soloists and small ensembles provide special music and accompaniment during worship.

Sight and Sound Team
Point of Contact: Paul Zutter, David Stradley
Helps with contemporary worship, special worship services, presentations and events. Includes sound board operation and equipment setup and re-storage.

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Lois Graff, Director
High School age students present contemporary praise music for special worship services. Rehearsals vary.

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The Seraph Choir welcomes all children Grades 2 – 6 for hand chime ringing. Wednesday Rehearsals 6-6:30pm

Music Outreach Activities

Music Camp  
Lois Graff, Director
Music Camp has been a long time tradition for kids through adult at Messiah Lutheran. Held in June, the week-long drama and music day camp is open to all interested children, K through 9th grade, and runs Monday through Friday. 9 am to 4 pm. Camp culminates with the presentation of the musical at Sunday morning worship services. Morning activities involve drama and music rehearsals, guided craft projects and outdoor play and recreation. Afternoon activities involve swimming, bowling and other off-site recreational activities. A squadron of youth, volunteers are involved in this unique Messiah tradition.

Ring and Sing (Christmas Program)
Held annually in early December, Ring and Sing features music from adult, youth and children bell and vocal groups. In addition, there is an opportunity for the audience to ring handchimes as an accompaniment for Christmas carols.

Dinner Theater / Talent Show / Fundraiser
Informal church community dinner theater to support Messiah ministries and missions.  No acting or singing skills required, but helpful. Proceeds support Messiah’s Mission Projects.  Public invited. Summer rehearsals.

Music at Messiah Classical Concert Series
Established in 2013, the Music at Messiah Classical Concert Series is a self funding, music outreach initiative.   Concerts are free, donations are collected to support the series.

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