Music and Worship Arts

“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. It controls our thought, minds, hearts, and spirits.” -Martin Luther

Sanctuary Choir

The adult choir enjoys a wide repertoire of sacred music. They lead worship at the 8:30 am "Traditional Worship" service most Sundays, September – May. During Advent, the choir performs a larger work, accompanied by a variety of instruments. This year, the Choir will help celebrate Pastor Hildebrandt's 25th Year of Ordination with two services full of music. Currently, the choir has 12–15 excellent singers and a professional accompanist. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome.

Director: Micah Raebel

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:30–8:45 pm. Music Resource Area (in the Family Life Center building)

Praise Team

Our Praise Team is comprised of a talented group of singers and musicians. They lead worship at the 11:00 am "Contemporary Worship" service each Sunday. Interested musicians should speak with the Director of Music about joining.

Director: Micah Raebel

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 6:30–8:00 pm. Sanctuary

Joy Bells

The adult Handbell Choir meets during the week to make a joyful noise and to enjoy each other's fellowship. They perform music of an advanced level of difficulty and style at both worship services, using four octaves of Malmark bells and three octaves of Malmark handchimes. They perform approximately once a month, and during special days of the year like Reformation and Easter. While the choir’s membership is currently full, adults of age 12 and up are welcome to serve as substitutes.

Director: Micah Raebel

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30 pm. Loft


The Handbell Quartet is a select group of ringers who play several times throughout the year, including Ash Wednesday and Christmas Eve services. The quartet is a treat to watch and hear, as the music requires an intricate amount of coordination between players.

Coordinator: Marilyn Rutledge

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 5:45–6:30pm.

Brass Ensemble & Instrumentalists

The Brass Ensemble currently has three trumpets, three trombones, a French horn and a tuba. They perform in worship on a seasonal basis, including the Advent Cantata and Easter. New players are welcome to join. Other instrumentalists are also welcome to add their talents to worship, at either service.

Director: Micah Raebel

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 8:30–9:15pm or as needed.

To contact the Director of Music and Worship Arts: Use our staff Contact page or call 817-274-1626, ext. 210

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