WORSHIP & MUSIC at OUR SAVIOR
Our Savior’s Music Program has begun, but it is not too late to get involved. In fact, now is a good time to get involved! We have many opportunities for service for those of you who have been blessed with musical talent and wish to use it for God’s glory. This is a great way to not only serve the Lord, but also do something that you enjoy. Please feel free to give our groups a try! We’d love to have you.
Adult Choir meets on Thursday evenings from 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM in the music room. Anyone, high school age or older, is welcome to join us. This is a great way to use your talents in an enjoyable way. We are especially in need of male singers. Come join us! Questions? Talk to Scott Kamman*. If you are unable to commit singing regularly, there are opportunities to sing for special times, such as Christmas, Easter, or Passion Week.
Adult Handbell Choir meets on Thursday evenings directly before the choir rehearsal, beginning at 6:30 PM in the choir room. Anyone, high school age or older, is welcome to join us. Basic music note reading ability is our only requirement. Talk to Scott Kamman*.
Contemporary Worship Teams still graciously welcome any musician who is interested in using his or her talent to help us in our contemporary worship. If you would like to sing or play on a regular basis, contact Scott Kamman*. Time commitment depends solely on you, as little or as much as you desire. We are in need of both singers and instrumentalists, especially drummers.
School Age Handbell Choirs are for any child from Our Savior Lutheran Church or School in grades 4-8 who has an interest in playing and has some music reading skills. We have begun practicing after school from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the music room. Fourth and fifth graders are meeting on Mondays; Sixth grade and up advanced students on Tuesdays. Questions? Ask Scott Kamman*
Instrumentalists are always welcome to participate in worship, either by assisting in the accompanying of the hymns or playing special music for the worship service. Talk to Scott Kamman*.
*Scott Kamman can be reached at 426-0864 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drummer/Bass Player/Singers/Instrumentalists Needed for Contemporary Worship Teams We are still in need of some new instrumentalists in our Praise Team Band! If you would like to sing or play on a regular basis, talk to Scott (426-1130 or email@example.com ). Time commitment depends solely on you, as little or as much as you desire.
Worship Notes! In an effort to try to help us all learn about our worship life and liturgy, we offer this little “tidbit” of information each month. It can serve as a review for you, an answer to that question, “Why do we do that?”, or as a teaching tool for our children or grandchildren. Please share this with your family. Discuss it prior to worship. If there is something you would like to have answered, let me know. I’ll do my best to find out! Check out this month’s edition of “Worship Notes” below.
This month’s Worship Note:
Why is Easter always a different date? Easter is termed a “movable” Christian holy day because it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar like Christmas is. Easter falls at some point between late March and late April each year, following the cycle of the moon. The rule of thumb is: Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon, after the spring equinox. In 2020, the equinox is March 19th, but there is a full moon just before that. The NEXT full moon is April 8th, which is a Wednesday. So that pushes Easter out another 4 days to April 12.
Communion reminder: If you partake of the individual communion cup, please clearly hold the empty cup in front of you to help the communion assistant who is serving the common cup to see that you have already communed. Thank you.
Hearing Assist devices: Had trouble hearing well in our sanctuary? These small sound amplifying devices are available from the ushers. Please ask for them! They amplify what is going through our sound system. If you would like to purchase your own personal set of earphones for use with the church sound system, please contact the church office. (These devices do not work outside the sanctuary.)
Worship Reminders: Please respect the quiet time of meditation before the service begins. Silence your phone. Enter the sanctuary reverently and with worship in mind. Socializing is best done in the narthex or lounge areas before and after the service. Also, please remember that if you arrive late for church, wait until the congregation begins singing a hymn or piece of the liturgy before being seated. That is the appropriate time to enter into worship. Thank you for maintaining a worshipful atmosphere.
Monthly rotation of hymnal liturgies for “Joyful Heritage” services:
First week: Divine Service Setting 1
Second week: Divine Service Setting 4
Third week: Divine Service Setting 5
Fourth week: Divine Service Setting 3
Fifth week: Matins (no communion)
Scott's Monthly Update
The Adult Choir meets on Thursday evenings from 7:30-8:45 PM in the music room. Anyone high school age or older is welcome to join. This is a great way to use your talents in an enjoyable way. Come join us!
The choir performs special music at services throught the year (e.g., during Christmas, Passion Week, and Easter) and sings a variety of musical selections from the works of Bach and Haydn to more contemporary composers.
To accompany the congregation at our Majestic Celebration service, Our Savior Lutheran incorporates a contemporary priase team. We graciously welcome any musician who is interested in using his or her talent to help us in our blended contemporary worship on Sundays at 11 AM. We are in need of both singers and instrumentalists, especially drummers. Your time commitment depends solely on you, as little or as much as you desire. Rehearsals are on Friday evenings or Saturday mornings.
Adult Handbell Choir
Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings directly before the choir rehearsal, beginning at 6:30 PM in the choir room. Anyone, high school age or older, is welcome to join us. Basic music note reading ability is our only requirement.
Junior Handbell Choir
The Junior Bell Choir is for any child from Our Savior Lutheran Church or School in grades 4-8 who has an interest in playing and has some music reading skills. Interested students will be encouraged to sign up on the music room door when school is back in session. Starting the week of August 26, we will be setting up rehearsal times, practicing after school from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the music room. Watch the Panther Tale for more information.
Instrumentalists are always welcome to participate in worship, either by assisting in the accompanying of the hymns or playing special music for the worship service.
Our Savior Lutheran School Band is currently without a leader. If you know of anyone who would like to see about setting up a school band program, please talk to Scott Kamman
The Altar Guild helps keep the Santuary decorated throughout the year, changing paraments, flower arrangements, and banners throughout the seasons.