Worship and Music Committee Meeting Minutes can be found here.
A Lovefeast and Song Service of Christian Unity will be held at Central Moravian Church in Bethlehem on Sunday, July 14 at 7:30 PM. A joint ecumenical choir is being formed. Please contact David if you are interested in singing. Additional service information can be found here.
The Worship and Music Committee is charged with the oversight and maintenance of the worship life of the congregation. They make sure worship runs smoothly and all supporting duties are carried out in accordance with Lutheran beliefs and principles. This includes the Altar Guild who are responsible for setting up for communion, changing paraments, washing communion glasses, and organizing worship materials in the pews. Greeters meet worshippers as they enter the building, welcome them, and offer assistance as needed. The Usher Teams greet worshippers inside the church, distribute bulletins, collect offering and usher during communion. Acolytes, crucifers, lectors, communion assistants, Eucharistic ministers, nursery attendants, and tapers also fall under the jurisdiction of the Worship and Music committee. The committee ensures the music is supportive of worship by interfacing with the Director of Music.
The Director of Music is responsible for the professional leadership of our vocal and instrumental ensembles which includes the scheduling of rehearsals and service participation for each organization. Children can sing with the Junior Choir from third through sixth grade. They rehearse Thursday evenings at 6 o'clock. Youth Choir members are in seventh grade through twelfth grade. They regularly lead worship at one of the Sunday morning services and rehearse on Tuesday evenings at 6 o'clock. Senior Choir is for those persons who have graduated from high school and rehearse Thursday evenings at 7 o'clock. The Church Orchestra is our instrumental ensemble that plays for festival services of worship. Any musician who has 2 or more years of playing experience is welcome to join.
For complete rehearsal time and schedules, see the church calendar
Email Janet Filchner, Worship and Music Chairperson for more information.