Worship & Music

WORSHIP & MUSIC MINISTRY TEAM OVERVIEW

 

The Worship and Music Team is responsible for Good Shepherd’s Worship Services and Worship space. This responsibility includes Service prepping, overseeing Worship Leaders, overseeing Music Leaders, and Decorating the Worship space.

PHOTO GALLERY

Spirit Singers

Lector

Joyful Noise Sundays


CHOIR LINKS

Spirit Singers (Vocal Choir)  

Ringers Jubilate (Bell Choir)


 

MEET THE TEAM

Sue Larson - Ministry Chair

Lois Appel

Richard Sachs

Amy Schroepfer - Member at Large

Pastor Jen - Pastor

Corey Christenson - Music Director


 

SERVING OPPORTNITIES

   Worship Leaders 

Lectors

Read aloud the day’s reading in Worship.

 

Ushers/Greeters

Hand out bulletins, Direct congregation during communion, greet Parishioners as they come to Worship.

 

Assisting Ministers

Assist the Pastor in giving communion to the Congregation, read the Prayers and other elements of the service in Worship.

 

Worship Streamers

Run the cameras and set up the live Worship feed.

 

Worship Environmentalists

Decorating the Worship space: take down and set up of paraments and other decorations, move items from storage to Worship space for special services.

 

Communion set-up/clean-up providers

Prepare communion elements for Worship prior to service and clean communion supplies after services.

 

Training is available for all volunteers.


   Music Leaders

Spirit Singers Choir Members

Sing in the vocal choir for special music.

 

Ringers Jubilate Bell Choir Members

Play in the bell choir for special music.

 

Worship Musicians Soloists/Small Ensembles

Provide other musical talents that can be shared for special music during Worship.

 

Music Director *

Scheduling special music, picking out hymns, and work closely with the Worship and Music Ministry Team and the Pastor to coordinate music ministries.

 

Piano Accompanist(s) *

Lead hymns and special music by playing the piano during Worship Services and choir rehearsals.

 

Spirit Singers Choir Director *

Lead the vocal choir in coordination with the Music Director.

 

Ringers Jubilate Bell Choir Director *

Lead the bell choir in coordination with the Music Director.

 

*Paid Positions


MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

 

Worship Leader Handbooks


Usher Handbook

Lector Handbook

Assisting Minister Handbook

2023 WORSHIP TEAM ANNUAL REPORT

· Live streaming continued for the 8:00 service plus additional special services. The theme for Phase II of AV upgrades is “Be Thou My Vision” which will be the focus after the current capital campaign for the HVAC system including electrical upgrades.

· The theme for Lent was “Senseless: Upending our Sense of…”. Pastor Jen plus Pastors from St. John of Ashwaubenon, Trinity of Green Bay, St. John’s in Little Suamico, and Atonement in Green Bay led Round Robin mid-week services.

· 4th grade students were trained to serve as Acolytes. Part of this session included making communion bread with these students.

· During the summer we heard a four-week sermon series on Adam Hamilton’s book “Why”.

· We added a CCLI license to the OneLicense we currently have, (required for live-streaming).

· During the season of Advent, we followed a daily devotional “bless the Advent We Actually Have” by Kate Bowler.

· The Longest Night - a candlelight Service of Hope was held on December 20.

· Two worship services were held on Christmas Eve, one service Christmas morning.

· We continued to enjoy special music from Ringers Jubilate, Spirit Singers, and an occasional duet and instrumental music.

· Two “arm” chairs were donated for the sanctuary for those needing the “extra” assist. Taller “hip height” chairs are in the works for the sanctuary.

· Handbooks for Assisting Minister, Lector and Usher have been updated with training scheduled for early January 2024.

· THANK YOU to everyone who volunteers their time and talents to make our worship meaningful! We strive to provide in-person worship as well as on-line worship to reach members near and far. We are Here for Good.

God’s Blessings from the Worship Team

Dick Sachs, Lois Appel, Corey Christenson, Tom Felton, Sue Larson and Pastor Jen Fite

The Worship and Music Team shall be comprised of one at-large member of the Congregation Council, music coordinator, accompanist(s), bell choir director, and as many members of the congregation as the team chooses. Each year after a Congregation Council representative has been assigned, the team shall elect a chairperson and a recorder from its membership. The Congregation Council representative will report from the Congregation Council any action that this team needs to take, and report to the Congregation Council on behalf of this team. The team shall meet regularly – monthly meetings are suggested.

The responsibilities and duties of the Worship and Music Team include, but are not limited to:

1.    Plan and provide for the congregation’s worship in collaboration with the music coordinator and the pastor.

2.    Evaluate and recommend liturgies for ‘regular’ worship and those for special events.

3.    Plan worship for special events such as Lent, Easter, Thanksgiving Eve, Advent, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Confirmation, First Communion, Baptisms, etc.

4.    Establish standards, in collaboration with the pastor, for worship, funeral and wedding services, music, and musical or drama groups.

5.    Promote the congregation’s music programs and provide opportunities for participation to all members of the congregation.

6.    Enlist, train, and supervise those who volunteer to serve as worship leaders such as assisting ministers, lectors, communion set-up/clean-up providers, greeters, nursery care providers, ushers, and acolytes.

7.    Seek opportunities in the community wherein the choir(s) can share their gifts through music ministry.

8.    Prepare and submit a budget request to the Executive Committee for anticipated worship and music expenses annually.

9.    Oversee disbursement of the annual Worship and Music Team budget.