Worship & Music Ministry
Worship is an integral part of Good Shepherd’s faith community, and the laity participates in the services in many capacities from greeting folks with a “Good morning” to tidying up afterwards. God has given us the gift of music, and it helps us become one in identity and purpose as Christians worshiping the Lord. Our choir members and musicians provide song leadership in our services.
Music in Worship! Sing for Joy!
All are welcome to participate in Good Shepherd’s musical groups, regardless of talent level. The only requirement is a heart to learn and serve. Read more about the choirs and instrumental ensembles at Good Shepherd below.
Since Singing is so good a thing, I wish all men would learn to sing.
William Byrd, English composer
This group uses vocalists, guitar, bass, flute, piano, drums and other instruments to accompany the 8:15 am worship service. Rehearsals are in the Sanctuary on Tuesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:30.
This traditional robed choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:45 in the Choir Room, and sings regularly at the 10:45 am worship service.
Gentle Shepherd Choir
For those who enjoy singing and like to rehearse during the day, this choir is waiting for you to join! Gentle Shepherd rehearses Tuesdays from 1:15 to 2:30 pm in the Choir Room, and sings once a month at the 10:45 am worship service.
Good Shepherd’s handbell choir is filled with talented ringers and seeking more! Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 in the Sanctuary. Celebration Ringers offers anthem selections once a month and for special events.
HEARTSONG is Good Shepherd’s High School Youth Choir, for all students in grades 9-12! We rehearse in the Choir Room on Wednesdays, 5:45-7:15 pm, and we lead worship regularly.
EverBlest is our choir for middle school youth, grades 6-8. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays, 5:45-7:15 pm, in the Choir Room. We learn to sing, read music, build a team, and lead worship.
Shepherd’s Choir, Good Shepherd’s older elementary children’s choir, works with 3rd-5th graders on music reading, part singing, and vocal technique using some fun songs. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in Underwood West, and they sing in worship services monthly.
Good Shepherd’s beginning choir for four year olds through 2nd graders focuses on growing a child’s love of music through singing and rhythm games. All reading levels are encouraged to join. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 6:10 to 6:45 pm in Underwood North, and they sing in worship services monthly.
Other Musical Talents?
Soloists and instrumentalists are always welcome to prepare and play in worship.
For More Information
Contact Clifford Badgley, Director of Music Ministry at 919-848-1573 x210