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
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...
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....
Martin Meets Grace - Messiah Lutheran Church - Music Camp 2015 Messiah Lutheran Church will conduct its popular, annual Music Camp June 1- 7 for all interested school-aged children Kindergarten through Grade 9. Campers this year will learn and present Martin Meets...
On Thursday, March 12th, nearly eighty student voices joined together in the recently expanded sanctuary of Messiah Lutheran Church. Two exceptional choirs came together to present the 7 p.m. concert; the University of Birmingham's Concert Choir, directed by Dr....
Messiah's 16th Annual Ring and Sing Concert took place on Sunday, December 14th. The concert featured the musical talents of Messiah's several handbell groups, the adult choir, the Luthermen quartet and the church's instrumental ensemble. The event was emceed by...
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.