WORSHIP & MUSIC at OUR SAVIOR
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 email@example.com.
June quiz: The hymn which asks God to “give us lips to sing Thy glory, tongues Thy mercy to proclaim” is “Thy Strong Word Did Cleave the Darkness.” (LSB 578)
July quiz: What word is missing from each of these hymn lyrics?
Love so amazing, so _______________
Holy Spirit, light ______________
Praise we Him, whose love _______________
Oh, blest communion, fellowship ________________
Love ________________, all loves excelling
Sun of the Soul, O Light ______________
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ). 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)
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 significance of the pastor’s robes?
The alb is the close-fitting white garment that is the standard vestment for pastors. The name comes from the Latin for white, alba, reminding us that as we are clothed in Christ, our sins are made as white as snow. It may be tied at the waist by a woven white cord called a cincture.
The stole is a long band of fabric worn by pastors as a sign of ordination since the eighth century. It is often presented during the ordination rite. Stoles are worn in the color of the day, over the alb by ordained ministers. In fabric and color it usually matches the chasuble. It is a symbol of the yoke of obedience to Christ.
The chasuble is a loose-fitting poncho-like vestment worn by the celebrant at the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. It is usually in the color of the day. It is a sign of the abundance of the eucharistic feast. It has been used as the distinctive eucharistic vestment since the eleventh century.
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.