WORSHIP & MUSIC at OUR SAVIOR

Fall Music at OSLC: Our Savior’s Fall Choir and Handbell groups usually start up this time of year.  However, because of the Covid-19 restrictions, we will be not be joining together in groups until further notice when it becomes safe again. 

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 scott.kamman@gmail.com.

August quiz:  The song that begins “We praise Thee, O God, we acknowledge Thee to be the Lord” is the Te Deum Laudamus from the Order of Matins.

September quiz:  Which hymn tells us: “For my Shepherd gently guides me, knows my need and well provides me”?

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Aluminum cans:  Please save your aluminum cans and recycle them here at church!  Drop them off in the trailer parked in the southwest back corner of our church parking lot.  All proceeds go to our Comfort Dog ministry.  Thank you!

 

Drummer/Bass Player/Singers/Instrumentalists Needed for Contemporary Worship Teams  We are still in need of some new instrumentalists in our Praise Team Band when we start back up!  If you would like to sing or play on a regular basis, talk to Scott (426-1130 or scott.kamman@gmail.com ).  Time commitment depends solely on you, as little or as much as you desire. 

 

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)

Hymn of the month:  The children in our dayschool learn a special hymn or song of the month as part of their worship and religion class experience.  For the months of August and September, they will be learning the hymn, “Earth and All Stars,” written by Lutheran composer Herbert Brokering (1926-2009).  Brokering wrote this text for the 90th anniversary of St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, in 1964.

 

About his writing of the text Brokering says:

“I tried to gather into a hymn of praise the many facets of life which emerge in the life of community. So there are the references to building, nature, learning, family, war, festivity. Seasons, emotions, death and resurrection, bread, wine, water, wind, sun, spirit. . . have made great impressions on my imagination.”

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Earth and all stars!  Loud rushing planets!

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Oh, victory!  Loud shouting army!

Sing to the Lord a new song!

He has done marvelous things.

I too will praise Him with a new song!

 

Classrooms and labs!  Loud boiling test tubes!

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Athlete and band!   Loud cheering people!

Sing to the Lord a new song!

He has done marvelous things.

I too will praise Him with a new song!

 

Children of God, dying and rising,

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Heaven and earth, Hosts everlasting,

Sing to the Lord a new song!

He has done marvelous things.

I too will praise Him with a new song!

Tune and text: © 1968 Augsburg Publishing House. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110002236

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: 

What does “Eucharist” mean?

It is one of the many terms we use for the Lord’s Supper.  It comes from the Greek word meaning, “thanksgiving.”  Even as Jesus gave thanks when he instituted the Lord’s Supper, so do we give thanks that in this holy meal our Lord gives us his body and blood for forgiveness and life.

Scott's Monthly Update

Adult Choir

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.  

Praise Team

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.

Handbell Choirs

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

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

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild helps keep the Santuary decorated throughout the year, changing paraments, flower arrangements, and banners throughout the seasons. 

Worship & Music 

Jason, Department leader, worship@oursaviorlouisville.com

Scott, Music Director, scott.kamman@gmail.com

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