WORSHIP & MUSIC at OUR SAVIOR
We have a very active worship and music ministry at Our Savior and offer multiple opportunities for service to 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. See below to find out which might interest you. If you find something, don't hesitate to contact our Director of Music, Scott Kamman: or (502) 426-1130.
Drummer/Bass Player/Singers 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:
What is the difference between a “sacrament” and a “rite” in Lutheran worship?
A Sacrament combines the Word of God with an earthly element (water, bread, wine). Jesus told us to perform two sacraments, Holy Baptism and the Lord’s Supper [Matt. 28:19; Luke 22:19]. By the power of the Holy Spirit, God bestows grace, the forgiveness of sins, and eternal life through them.
A rite is simply a Christian ceremony such as a wedding, funeral, confirmation, installation, etc., which is not commanded by God, nor does it offer forgiveness.
UPCOMING WORSHIP DATES OF IMPORTANCE:
November 3 All Saints’ Day (observed)
November 24 Last Sunday in the Church Year
November 27 Thanksgiving Eve service, 7:00 PM
December 1 First Sunday in Advent
December 3 Messiah Sing-a-long, 7:30 PM
December 4, 11, 18 Wednesday Evening Advent services, 7:00 PM
December 12 OSLS “Celebrate Christmas 2019!,” 7:00 PM
featuring “Guess Who’s Coming to Bethlehem?”
December 15 Sunday School Christmas program
December 24 Christmas Eve services, 5PM and 7PM
December 25 Christmas Day service, 10:00 AM
December 31 New Year’s Eve service, 7:00 PM
January 5 normal service times
Scott's Monthly Update
The Adult Choir rehearsals will begin September 12 with an Open House! Join us on this evening at 7:30pm to try it out.
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
The Adult Handbell Choir will be starting up on Thursday, September 19.
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.