The Ministry of Music

At Good Samaritan, our music is lead by our Minister of Music.  The Ministry of Music encompasses not only all music for worship, but also includes the technical requirements for any parish events.   For our Sunday morning service, we use mainly traditional church music, including both traditional and contemporary congregational hymns and service music led by the choir.  Within the service, there are opportunities for anyone interested to share their musical gifts by offering them back to God in worship.

The Parish Choir

Under the direction of the Minister of Music, this dedicated group leads the singing of both hymns and service music for all regular services.  They also offer seasonal anthems throughout the church year, chosen from both classical and contemporary choral music.  Beyond regular services, the choir leads a monthly hymnsing for the residents at Glenbrook Lodge Nursing Home.  Membership is always open, and there is no audition – the only requirements are that you can sing on key and come to rehearsal!  Within the choir, there are opportunities for solo or small group work and learning how to read music.  Theymeet weekly on Wednesdays for 1.5 hours, and at 10AM on Sunday mornings, and have assigned music to practice during the week.  Speak to the Minister of Music if you are interested in offering yourself for this ministry!

Musical Offerings

There are opportunities in each service for people to offer a piece of music in worship of Almighty God.  This could be a solo song accompanied by the Minister of Music, a duet or trio, something accompanied by guitar, or even an instrumental piece.  Please speak to Father Darrell to arrange a musical offering.

Instrumentalists

There are many occasions for instrumentalists to offer their gifts back to God in worship.  If you play any instrument, from guitar or harp to flute or trumpet, and would be willing to play, please speak to the Minister of Music. 

Audio/Video Ministry

There are many opportunities for an interested person to work with audio and projection equipment in a worship setting.  Only minimal training is required, and it is possible to gain a lot of useful experience by offering yourself in this important role.