The Worship and Music Ministry at Christ Our Shepherd offers a wide variety of artistic opportunities for all ages. All groups help lead worship services. Those with the gift of vocal or instrumental music or leadership may be called to serve in this ministry.
Adults and High School
Sanctuary Choir sings for the 8:30 and 11:00 Sanctuary Services every week, August through May, as well as for Christmas Worship Concerts, Good Friday Tenebræ Service, and other special services. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m., and 20 minutes before the Sunday services. Contact David Beecher for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joyful Noise Ringers – This handbell choir is made up of experienced ringers. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. The choir rings 5 octaves of Malmark handbells and 5 octaves of Malmark Choirchimes, plus Petit & Fritsen Flemish handbells. Contact David Beecher for more information at email@example.com
Peaceful Ringers – This is our newest handbell group. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Music reading is helpful but not required, and no previous ringing experience is expected. Talk with David Beecher at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Grace Flock Worship Team leads the 10:50 Fellowship Hall service several Sundays each month. The group features singers accompanied by electric and acoustic guitars, electric bass guitar, V-Drums, flutes, and keyboard. They practice on Sundays from 9:00-10:30 a.m. and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Contact David Beecher at email@example.com for more information.
Second Sunday Team leads 10:50 a.m. worship once a month. They rehearse once during the week, and on the Sunday morning when they serve as worship leaders. Past Second Sundays have featured Bluegrass music, tunes by The Beatles, Soul Music, and more! Contact Barbara Anderson for more information at 770-719-0790.
Christ Our Shepherd Brass – This group plays brass music with trumpets, French horns, trombones, bass trombone, euphonium, and tuba. They also accompany the Sanctuary Choir during festival services. Their leader is Karl Dietmeyer (770-487-5941), and rehearsals are on Sundays, 7:00-8:00 pm during the school year.
Clarinet Choir – This ensemble plays Eb, Bb, alto, and bass clarinets during worship and on special occasions. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 12:45-1:45 p.m., with lunch served at 12:15 p.m. Typically made up of high school musicians, this group welcomes adults, too. Contact Karl Dietmeyer for more information at 770-487-5941.
Flute Choir – Led by Karl Dietmeyer, this ensemble plays during worship, notably at bi-monthly Services for Healing. Rehearsals are on : Mondays, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., during the school year. The choir plays piccolo, Eb, C, alto, and bass flutes.
High School musicians are frequently invited to play in COS Brass and Flute Choir; Clarinet Choir is made up entirely of High School musicians. One goal is to revive the High School Praise Band. Talk with David Beecher at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Music is part of the Youth LOGOS program for Middle School students. It includes The Shepherd’s Band and other ad hoc worship groups.
Shepherd’s Band – This group of woodwind, brass, strings and percussion players accompanies liturgical music and prepares special music for worship. Conducted by David Beecher, this group practices Wednesdays from 5:30-5:50 p.m.
Music and the Master (M&Ms) is the Wednesday afternoon ministry for all 1st – 5th grade students. Included are choral and instrumental instruction, with Bible learning activities. They practice on Wednesdays beginning at 4:40 p.m.
sKIDdles is for children ages 4 & 5; they meet from 5:00-5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Their curriculum emphasizes age-appropriate music and worship concepts.
Shepherd’s Flock Singers – This group sings anthems for worship, presents a musical each spring, and sings in the Children’s Christmas Program. They practice on Wednesdays, 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Shepherd’s Flock Ringers – 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade handbell ringers prepare anthems for worship as they learn fundamentals of music and bell ringing. They are led by David Beecher. The Ringers and Chimers rehearse Wednesdays, 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Shepherd’s Flock Chimers – Led by Lynn Kalinke; these young ringers play Malmark Choir Chimes as they learn basics of music reading and ringing. They rehearse Wednesdays, 4:30-5:00 p.m.