Choirs

Choirs for Children and Youth

All children and youth age 3-grade 6
Choirs rehearse:

Preschool Music Makers (ages 3, 4, 5 & kindergarten) – Thursdays 6:15-7:00pm
Primary Choir (Grades 1 & 2) – Tuesdays 4:45-5:30pm
Junior Choir (Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6) – Wednesdays 4:45-5:30pm

Choirs for children and youth have been organized for 2016-2017!  All children and youth, ages 3 through 6th grade, are invited to participate in these lively groups. Registration forms have been mailed to children and youth who have been in the choir previously. If you didn’t get one of these forms, or if you want to join for the 1st time, please contact the church office at 717-637-7101.

Spirit Singers

Women, Grades 7-12 – Rehearses as scheduled. Please contact Scott if you are interested in this choir.

The Adult Choir

See Scott today if you feel called to offer your talents in this ministry. The adult choir is an important element of our worship and evangelism. Did you know over half of our church’s new members tell us they were attracted to St. Matthew because of the music ministry? You make a real difference here. Please take this to prayer. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 8-9:15 pm in the adult rehearsal room.

Mini-Minister Puppets

Grades 6-12- Rehearse on Saturdays in Fellowship Hall from 10-11:00 am  Please consider joining this important and fun ministry of our church! If you have any questions, contact Deb Smith, 633-9787.

Senior Singers

Anyone who is 60+ – (This group is not currently meeting.) We met on Fridays from 11-12:00 in Fellowship Hall. Many members enjoyed lunch together at a local restaurant after our rehearsal. This fun-loving and spirit-filled group sang in church about six times a year as well as offered programs at area retirement homes.

Sunday Praise Singers and Instrumentalists

This group offers “contemporary” music for our Sunday worship about once a month. The membership, which changes based on the participants’ availability and schedules, is open to youth and adults. Speak to Scott if you can assist with this ministry.

Saturday Adult and Youth Praise Teams and Instrumentalists

This group offers “contemporary” music at our Saturday service about once a month. The membership, which changes based on the participants’ availability and schedules, is open to youth and adults. Speak to Scott if you can assist with this ministry.

Family Choir

We have been delighted with our 100+ voice family choir! This group is open to all families – moms, dads, children, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters. We sing several times a year with just one or two rehearsals, usually on Sunday mornings at 10:15. Rehearsal CD’s are provided for home family rehearsals.

Handbells

Our fine handbell choir rehearses each week on Thursday night from 7:00-8:00 pm and presents music in worship throughout the year, rings concerts and sometimes attends handbell festivals with numerous handbell choirs. See Scott if you have an interest in ringing.

Men’s Chorus

This ensemble sings in worship and concert several times a year. The chorus is open to all St. Matthew men. The chorus rehearses as needed on Thursday evenings prior to singing in worship or concert. CD’s are provided for home study. Speak to Scott for additional information.

For more information or questions about musical opportunities at St. Matthew, contact Scott Fredericks at 637-7101 or scottfred@stmattlutheran.org.