Worship, Music & Arts
There are a variety of ways you can use your gifts and talents to participate in our weekly services. Our Worship, Music and Arts Committee strives to help the congregation worship in ways that glorify God to the fullest and inspire worshipers more powerfully.
If you’re interested in volunteering to be a part of our services or just want to learn more, you can contact Nick Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org, office ext. 221; or Vicki Blubaug.
Sunday Service Roles
The Altar Guild works to ensure that the sanctuary is kept neat and beautiful to glorify God and enhance worship for our congregation. Duties include caring for furnishings, linens and paraments, and preparing the worship space for special seasons and church festivals, as well as celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Communion and occasional services such as baptisms and confirmations. For more information, contact Suzanne Johnson.
Communion Bread Bakers
Bake bread for communion worship. For more information, contact Pat Potter.
Assist Pastor Justin in serving communion. For more information, contact Christa Killgore.
Lay members of the church deliver readings from both the Old and New Testament at each Sunday worship service, as well as during festival days and holidays. Readers may also assist with serving Holy Communion, if they choose to do so. For more information, contact Suzanne Johnson.
Assist Pastor Justin with liturgy, prayers and communion distribution. For more information, contact Patrick Blanchard.
Counters account for member gifts each Sunday. Greeters provide hospitality to and welcome all visitors and members to worship.
Help people find seats, hand out the weekly bulletin, assist with dismissal for communion, and collect prayer cards. For more information, contact Harry Wendland.
Our “Handle with Care” puppet ministry consists of junior and senior high youth who perform at services about once a month.
There are a variety of ways to contribute your gifts for the visual arts to our services. We welcome photography, paintings, drawings, and other artwork that enhance the worship experience and educate people on a meaningful way to glorify God.
For both experienced and non-experienced bell ringers of all ages. There are two four-octave handbell choirs that provide music in worship once a month. The bell choir has been a part of our community for over 20 years, with beginning ringers learning basic ringing techniques and musicianship in the training choir. More experienced ringers have an opportunity to share their gifts and skills by ringing challenging bell music in the more advanced choir. Contact: Diane Devries
For children in grades 2 through 6. The singers lift up their voices at 9:00 or 11:15 (alternately) on the fourth Sunday of each month. By singing in choir, the children develop their ears and voices, they have the experience of singing and speaking in front of a crowd, and they participate as leaders in our worship of God. Contact Director Eric Hester
The Praise Choir leads both instrumental and vocal music for our Contemporary Worship Service each Sunday at 11:15 a.m. The praise team comprises of vocalists and instrumentalists, including guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, saxophone, or any instrument you are talented in playing. While both youth and a range of adult members, the band is truly intergenerational, and it continues to grow from strength to strength. For more information, contact Director Nick Hopkins
Adult Choir is open to anyone high school age or older and performs a variety of songs at the Traditional Worship Service on the third Sunday of each month, as well as at a few special services throughout the year. This choir prepares moderately difficult choral music, while sharing fellowship and building community in weekly rehearsals. Contact: Nick Hopkins
First Sunday Choir
Its members are the whole congregation, as this choir is open to any singer willing to come to a single rehearsal at 8:00 a.m. on the first Sunday of any given month. We learn the anthem from scratch that morning and offer it up during the 9:00 a.m. service. For more information, contact Director Nick Hopkins
Operate sound board during traditional and/or contemporary worship services. The goal of the soundboard technician is to make sure that the speakers, singers, and instruments can all be heard clearly. They set up microphones before each service, adjust volume levels, and prevent the feedback and interference that can result from amplified sound. If you have an interest in this team, but no experience, Matt June will train you! For more information, contact Matt June.
Illuminate both worship services with words and images projected on the front and back walls of the Sanctuary. This is a job that requires focused attention for the whole hour, as some parts of the service move quite quickly, and many members of the congregation rely exclusively on the projected text for guidance. For more information, contact Nick Hopkins
Create slide decks during the week, so that the text of readings are accurate for Sunday, and so that images reinforce the message of the week or the season. For more information, contact Nick Hopkins or Jon Killgore.