Music and Worship Arts Ministry

The 10 am Contemporary Worship is enhanced by the Praise Band with the leadership of John Douglas, the director of contemporary music. Please consider using your musical talents in voice or instrument to serve the Lord through music ministry. The Praise Band practices weekly and is always open to new members! Please fill out the form below to get more information.
Saturday evening at 5:00 pm is Informal Blended Worship, a more casual service of prayer and preaching; a blend of new and old favorite songs and hymns plus Biblical, life-related teachings. Sunday morning at 8:30 am is Classic Traditional Lutheran Worship with Lutheran liturgy, hymns, and Biblical, life-related teaching. 

Music ministry in Christian churches these days across the country comes with a lot of variety and interpretation as to what makes quality, God-pleasing music to use in a worship service.  At Good Shepherd we offer Classic-Traditional, Blended-Traditional and Contemporary worship services.  In Classic and Blended we build our services using hymns from Lutheran Service Book and other resources.  Liturgical formats such as the Divine Service (I, II, III and IV) and matins may be used from time to time, and we also draw from Creative Worship that offers alternate resources for prayers, responses, and other music suggestions. Our adult choir, Shepherd's Voice, Youth Ensemble and Shepherd Singers Youth Choir participate throughout the choral season. The church's music program offers the opportunity to members of Good Shepherd to use their vocal and instrumental talents as an expression of their faith and openly witness to the Lord through the gift of music. God loves to be praised and honored for all He does for us, why not respond through music and sing the song of the church. Shepherd's Voice and New Sound present an annual Christmas cantata, as well as a Palm Sunday weekend cantata.

Come join us!

Our Preschool students receive music instruction each week during the school year. These, our youngest artists, are pleased to present anthems during regular Sunday worship services. They also prepare special programs for the Christmas season and in the springtime. They love to sing for mom and dad, grandma and grandpa.

Kid's Choir is our busiest children’s choir, made up of children whose ages range from preschool through fifth grade. This group presents anthems during worship services twice monthly and at most festival services.

The annual Christmas and Spring Musicals are open to all children in the community, regardless of whether or not they are involved in any other musical group. Children ages three and older are invited to participate in these song, dance and drama productions where as many as possible (if not all) who audition are given parts.

Please fill out the form below if you have any questions or to be contacted by Gary Lichthardt.