Music Ministries at Messiah Lutheran Church
Music is a Treasured Gift from God!
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!
Current Music Ensembles, Leaders & Rehearsal Times
Musical Group Schedule Rehearsals Resume in September!
Wednesday 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Cherub Choir – Room 6 (Claire Strand)
Wednesday 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Seraph Choir – Room 4 (Lois Graff)
Wednesday 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Guitar with Ric – Room 9/10 (Ric Birdsong)
Wednesday 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Notabella – Fellowship Hall (Rhonda Gaede)
Wednesday 6:30pm – 7:15 pm Instrumental Ensemble – Sanctuary (Lois Graff)
and Sunday (bi-weekly) 12:15pm – 1:15 pm
Wednesday 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Adult Choir (Randall Fields)
Thursday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm I Used to Play (Larry Frakes)
Messiah Music Camp – Postponed to June 2019
Please visit the Music Camp Website at musiccamp.mlutheran.org
Due to scheduling conflicts, this year’s Music Camp has been postponed to June 2019. The musical will be Light of Life: Signs of the Savior. The goodness, love, and majesty of God were revealed to humankind through Jesus. In John’s gospel, Jesus’ seven signs reveal his divinity and point us to our eternal Father. While learning the musical, children will explore these seven signs and Jesus’ saving mission.
The camp runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a Saturday morning dress rehearsal and Sunday presentations during worship. Weekday mornings are full of music, crafts, drama, recreation, worship, and a snack. After a sack lunch (from home), campers will enjoy afternoon activities like roller skating, bowling, movies, etc. Cost is $95. Family plans: $75 second child, $55 third child. For more information, contact Lois Graff at email@example.com.
Music at Messiah Classical Concert Series
Beginning in 2013 following the expansion of Messiah’s sanctuary in 2012, the Music at Messiah Classical Concert series presents 3 to 4 classical music concerts annually to the neighboring communities in North Alabama.
The concerts are free and open to the public.
For more information, please visit the Music at Messiah website at www.musicatmessiah.org
Nearly Sold Out Show Raised 1500 Dollars for LEAP! On Saturday, September 8, 2018, Messiah Lutheran Church held its annual Dinner Theater Fundraiser. Over 150 people were in attendance (and on the stage) for the event whose proceeds will support LEAP Academy, a...
Messiah Music Camp Underway! On Sunday, June 11th, children and youth from ages 5 to 15 will present the world premiere of “Rockin’ with the Rock!” The musical was written by Messiah’s Director of Music Ministries, Lois Graff and Pastor Scott Peterson. They have...
Messiah's Sunday School children presented a "Christmas Carol Program" on Sunday, December 18th in the Parish Hall during the Sunday School hour. The play began with a family decorating a Christmas tree while listening to traditional Christmas carols. Before each...
Recap of the 18th Annual “Ring and Sing” Christmas program on Dec 4th 2016 with links to photos and videos.
Vocalist Erin McDaniels presented a concert of vocal works on Sunday July 31st as part of Messiah's Music at Messiah Classical Concert Series. McDaniels is a professional musician and educator residing in the Nashville area with close connections to Messiah Lutheran...
It's been a busy week at Messiah for our music campers! After a week filled with fun, games, crafts, outreach projects, worship, and, of course, music, the campers ended our annual music camp by leading our Sunday services with performances of "Lord Use Me: The...
Prayer of Saint Francis inspired daily lesson through Music Camp week. "Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness,...
Messiah’s 17th Annual Ring and Sing Concert took place on Sunday, December 13th. The concert featured the musical talents of Messiah’s several handbell groups, the adult choir, and the church’s instrumental ensemble. Stephanie Wallace presented a solo rendition of...
The Music at Messiah Classical Concert Series wrapped up its 2014-2015 concert schedule with record attendance on Sunday, August 2nd. Over 170 guests filled the sanctuary to listen and enjoy baritone Andrew Nalley present a number of solo vocal, operatic and American...
Classical concert to feature love songs in classical operatic works. Final preparations are underway for the August 2nd, 4 PM Classical Concert of "Love Songs: From Handel to Foster" The concert is free. All are welcome. Donations will be collected at the door to...
Director of Music and Worship Ministries
Adult Choir Director: Randall Fields
Church Council Representative for Worship and Music: Taylor Burton
About Lois Graff
Lois Graff moved from Minnesota to the Madison area in 1987. Ministry through God’s gift of music is at the heart of her work. Worship of God is central at Messiah Lutheran Church.
Grateful for the many musical gifts that God has bestowed on Messiah, she enjoys witnessing how music ministry draws God’s people together and nurtures them for service to God and ministry to others. Her favorite recreational activities include piano playing and accompanying, composition, travel, and enjoying God’s creation.