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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!


Music Groups  |   Music at Messiah  | Music Camp




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 SaviorThe 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       musicdirector@mlutheran.org.


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









Music Camp 2016 Mid Week Recap

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,...

Ring and Sing 2015

Ring and Sing 2015

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...

Record Attendance for Nalley Concert

Record Attendance for Nalley Concert

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...

Andrew Nalley Concert is August 2nd

Andrew Nalley Concert is August 2nd

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...

Martin Meets Grace

Music camp is a week long event that is conducted annually at Messiah Lutheran Church. This week, children from Messiah Lutheran Church and the local community participated in an original musical production entitled "Martin Meets Grace" during this year's Music Camp....

Pipe Organ Dedication

Pipe Organ Dedication

After an absence of more than 3 years, a pipe organ is being heard in Messiah Lutheran Church again.  The expansion of the sanctuary required a different pipe organ to fill the space.   This custom built, refurbished organ was designed by Miller Organ...


Lois Graff

Director of Music and Worship Ministries 

Adult Choir Director: Randall Fields

Church Council Representative for Worship and Music: Taylor Burton

Lois Graff

 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.













Pass the Peace!