Worship is at the heart of who Incarnation is as a community of faith. Interested in being a part of it? There is a place for you.
Incarnation’s Music Ministry has opportunities for people of all ages, offering great ways to use your musical gifts to help lead worship as part of an ensemble and to connect with one another within this faith community. Whether you are an advanced musician or new to music, vocalist or instrumentalist, there is a place for you to use your passions for music to glorify God. Questions about Music Ministry or want to get involved? Contact Sean Turner.
Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
The Senior Choir is a vocal choir. All are welcome to join the choir, no prior experience is necessary. The Senior Choir provides worship leadership almost every Sunday from September to May and occasionally during the summer. Contact Sean Turner for information or to join the Senior Choir.
10:30 a.m. Worship Band
The worship band leads the music portion of worship for the 10:30 a.m. worship service, including congregational singing, music for the gathering, offering and postlude portions of the worship. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Sean Turner for more information.
Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. in the Fireside Room.
Children in Grades 1-5 who love to sing are invited to join this fun new singing ensemble. We will gather each week in a positive environment to learn the words and music to new songs as a group. Children will make new friends as they sing God’s praises together. Joyful Noise will sing worship about once a month from October to May, primarily at the 9:00 a.m. service.
Contact director Kathleen Johnson or Amy Maakestad for more information and to join.
Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 6:00 – 6:50 p.m. in the Handbell Room.
Adults are invited to join this exciting handbell ensemble. No prior handbell experience is necessary, but some background in music is very helpful. We focus on developing all handbell techniques and expanding musical expression with repertoire that enriches the worship experience. The Alleluia Ringers play in worship at least once a month from September to May. Contact director Amy Maakestad for more information and to join.
Bells of Praise
Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. in the Handbell Room.
Youth in Grades 4 – 12 are invited to join this fun handbell ensemble. Rehearsals are spent developing both handbell and handchime technique while reading music. In addition to forming lasting friendships, important outcomes of belonging to this ensemble are learning the songs of our faith and contributing to worship. Bells of Praise will play in worship about once a month from October to May, primarily at the 9:00 a.m. service. Contact director Amy Maakestad for more information and to join.
Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 4:45 – 5:15 p.m. in the Handbell Room.
Children in Grades 1-5 are invited to join this new handbell ensemble. We focus on learning basic handchime technique, learning music notation, and playing together with others. Children will experience a positive and supportive environment during rehearsals as we learn to make music as an ensemble. Grace Notes will play in worship about once a month from October to May, primarily at the 9:00 a.m.service. Contact director Amy Maakestad for more information and to join.
Rehearsals are for five weeks on Monday. November 6 – December 4, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Fireside Room.
Making music is fun! This new group will play handchimes, sing, and probably laugh while enjoying fellowship, devotions, and light snacks. Our primary purpose is to encounter God’s gift of music without the stress of preparing for performance. No music background is necessary, but a desire to learn through experience is a plus. Contact director Amy Maakestad for more information and to join.
Periodically during the year instrumental ensembles will rehearse and play for the 9:00 a.m. worship service. These ensembles are used to accompany congregational hymn singing and service music as well as playing preludes, offering, anthems, and postludes. Interested instrumentalists are encouraged to contact Sean Turner for information.
Questions about Music Ministry or want to get involved? Contact Sean Turner.
Being on a Worship Team is a low commitment, but important service opportunity. You can serve as a greeter, usher, or communion server. Most worship team members serve every other month. Under this model, lay Worship Team Leaders create schedules for their teams each month, based on team member availability, and communicate the schedules to the team. Currently, worship teams are comprised of greeters and ushers. Under the Worship Team model, you can serve one way one month, and another way the next month. The more people who join Worship Teams, the easier it is to spread the service opportunities evenly. Worship Teams gather prior to worship each Sunday, check in with the leader, and are a part of a pastor-led prayer before serving. Seasonal service worship teams are also formed when needed for each seasonal worship service offered at Incarnation.
Questions about Worship Teams or want to get involved? Contact Julie Durbin.