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 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 11/12 (Lois Graff)
Wednesday 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm Guitar with Ric – Room 9/10 (Ric Birdsong)
Wednesday 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Notabella – Fellowship Hall (Rhonda Gaede)
Sunday 12:15 – 1:15 pm (bi-weekly) Instrumental Ensemble – Sanctuary (Lois Graff)
Wednesday 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Adult Choir – Sanctuary (Randall Fields)
Thursday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm I Used to Play – Room 9/10 (Larry Frakes)
Messiah Music Camp
Please visit the Music Camp Website at musiccamp.mlutheran.org
June 2019’s musical was 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 explored these seven signs and Jesus’ saving mission.
June 2020 Music Camp dates are June 8 – 12
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Handbells On December 15th, 2019, Messiah Lutheran Church ramped up the holiday spirit during the 21st Annual Ring and Sing Concert. The concert featured the musical talents of Messiah’s several handbell groups, the adult choir, youth choirs and the church’s...
Wednesday Night Cafe, "M3" Music Groups and an all-new Adult Bible Study start back up on Wednesday, September 11th. Come and Support the MLC ALS Walk Team! Wednesday Night Cafe takes place from 5:30 to 6:30 in MLC's Parish Hall. This Wednesday, a Spaghetti Dinner to...
Music Camp 2019 - Full Cast Music Camp is an annual week-long event conducted at Messiah Lutheran Church. This year's presentation is titled "Light of Life: Signs of the Savior". The script and music for this original production were created by Messiah's Pastor Scott...
This Sunday, June 9th will mark the 25th Annual Messiah Music Camp with the presentation of Light of Life: Signs of the Savior. The original musical, written by Lois Graff and Scott Peterson, is directed by Stephanie Gillespie. The musical features over 40 children...
Messiah's Sunday School children presented their annual Christmas program this morning, December 16, in the Parish Hall. The program was directed by Messiah's Sunday School Superintendent, Devonee Woods, and Director of Worship and Music Lois Graff. Reburta Spinas...
Seraph Choir On December 9th, 2018, Messiah Lutheran Church Messiah’s 20th Annual Ring and Sing Concert took place on Sunday, December 9th. The concert featured the musical talents of Messiah’s several handbell groups, the adult choir, youth choirs and the church’s...
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.
Director of Music and Worship Ministries
Adult Choir Director: Randall Fields
Church Council Representative for Worship and Music: Rebbecca Alferink
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.