Music Ministry

This is an invitation to join one of the activities offered for singers and musicians at Good Shepherd. You don't have to be an opera singer or an accomplished instrumentalist to be part of the program. What we do ask for is a commitment to praising the Lord through your musical talents and a commitment to the group you have joined. We hope that one of the musical ministries listed below will be what you are looking for and that you will join us in praising God through music.

The Chancel Choir

Chancel ChoirThe Chancel Choir is for anyone 18 years or older. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM and sings from September through June. The Chancel Choir sings every Sunday at the 11:00 AM worship service, except for months that have five Sundays. On the 5th Sunday, the choir sings at the 9:15 AM service. The Chancel Choir also presents cantatas at Christmas and Easter and sings for other special services.

Praise Band

We currently have a Praise Band at Good Shepherd. They lead worship through contemporary praise and worship music on Sunday mornings during the 9:15AM service.

The Bell Choir

We currently have a handbell choir at Good Shepherd. The Singing Hands is for those with some experience in playing handbells. The Singing Hands rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:00PM to 8:00PM. This choir includes anyone who is in middle school or older who has ringing experience.

Click the video at left to watch the Bell Choir perform "All Day, All Night" and the links below to hear the Bell Choir perform from Sunday worship.

Carol of the Bells Great is Thy Faithfulness Timbrel and Dance
Jubilant Alleluia O For a Thousand Tongues To Sing In the Garden
   

The Cherub Choir

The Cherub Choir is for children who are in kindergarten or 5 years of age through second grade. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6:00PM to 6:35PM and sings from September through June. The Cherub Choir sings twice a month; once at the 9:15AM service and once at the 11:00AM service. They also perform a musical each year and are responsible for the music at the Family Worship Service on Christmas Eve.

Click the video at left to watch the Cherub Choir perform "Raindrops" from the Sunday Worship Service.

Operation Faith

Operation Faith is for children who are in the 3rd, 4th or 5th grades. The choir rehearses Wednesday evenings from 6:40PM to 7:15PM and sings from September through June. Operation Faith sings twice a month; once at the 9:15AM service and once at the 11:00AM service. They also perform a musical each year and are responsible for the music at the Family Worship Service on Christmas Eve.

Click the video at left to watch the Children's Choir perform "I'm Going to Walk with Jesus" from the Sunday Worship Service.

Destination Christ

Destination ChristDestination Christ is a youth praise band for youth who are in the 9th through 12th grade. The choir rehearses on Sunday evenings from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Destination Christ will rehearse October through June and will play during the 9:15AM Sunday worship services. They perform during Sunday worship services and Youth Sunday services.

How You Can Participate in the Music Ministry at Good Shepherd

1. Participate by joining one of the choirs:

See the requirements and rehearsal times of the various choirs listed on this page.

2. Participate as a vocal or instrumental soloist:

If your schedule prohibits you from being a regular member of the choir, or if you play an instrument and would like to share in the Music Ministry of Good Shepherd as a soloist on Sunday mornings, there are opportunities for you during the 9:15 AM worship service. Simply use the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board located in the lobby or send an email to music@gsumc.com.

3. Be a volunteer assistant director or substitute director for one of the choirs:

We are looking for individuals with musical training to assist the Director of Music with the directing responsibilities of the individual choirs.

4. Participate as an instrumental accompanist:

We often need instrumentalists to accompany anthems, cantatas and musicals.

5. Be an accompanist for one of the choirs:

We are always looking for accompanists for our choirs. If you are interested in being an accompanist or substituting for one of the accompanists, contact music@gsumc.com.