St. John Gospel Choir
The minister’s manual on the Liturgy says this about choirs:
“After the pastor, the choir constitutes the most important force in the effective worship life of a congregation.”
We take that responsibility seriously and work hard to support the ministry of St. John.
Who can join the choir?
Anyone who can SING! Music-reading ability is helpful, but not required. Singers should be available for most Thursday evening rehearsals (7-8:30) and whenever we sing at services. Normally, we sing about twice a month (September through May), as well as ALL festival and special services: (Reformation, All Saint's Day, Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, all Holy Week services, and of course, Easter Sunday).
The choir is one big happy family!
We love and support each other and ENJOY singing together. New members are ALWAYS WELCOME!
Director & Organist
Many of our members are active in other areas of the church by:
Attending or teaching Sunday School
Organizing and serving Funeral dinners
Staffing the church food pantry
Serving on Church Council
Serving on Worship Committee or other committees.
Serving as scripture readers
Responsibilities: To support the worship and ministry of the church by:
Singing anthems that amplify the scriptural themes of the day.
Leading the congregation in the liturgy, hymns, and psalm.
Providing meditative/reflecting music during communion distribution.
Singing a wide variety of music, including traditional, gospel, light-classical and ethnic.
Supporting festival worship services like the fall Oktoberfest, Christmas Eve, and Holy Week/Easter.
Participating in community-wide ecumenical mass-choirs such as the Bartonville Thanksgiving Eve service.
Presenting occasional Cantatas
We also support the outreach and ministry of our church by:
Caroling and staffing a Salvation Army bucket one night during Advent.
Caroling our church shut-ins.
Choir and friends at ou summer picnic
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