Music at Good Shepherd
If you are interested in music, there are ways to serve from ages 3 and up. Check the list below for ways to get involved!
This group rehearses weekly and leads worship at the 9:00 Sunday Service. They sing anthems and help to lead the liturgy in our Lutheran worship. Members of this choir also serve as cantors, occasionally, at the 7:45 service.
Gospel Ringers – Handbell Choir
We are blessed with a 4 octave set of Schulmerich Handbells. We rehearse weekly, and play about once a month at the 7:45 and 9:00 services. On the Sunday before Christmas, we help to lead the Blue Christmas service, designed to bring peace and healing to those for whom Christmas may be a difficult time of year. We welcome new ringers!
New Direction Praise Team
This talented group leads our 10:45 Contemporary Service on Sunday mornings.
This group includes singers, guitars, (both electric and acoustic,) strings, and percussion, but if you play another instrument, we’ll find a way to fit you in!
Children and Youth Choirs
Sunday School Singers
Sundays, 9:00 and 10:45
3 years old through 3rd grade
We learn songs in Sunday School openings that share the joy of God’s love, lead us to prayer, and reinforce Bible stories. We sing, play, and move in worship several times each year.
Grace Notes Choir
Pre-K, Kindergarten, and young 1st graders
We learn to use our voices as instruments, play percussion instruments, and move our bodies to music. We’ll begin to learn hymns and liturgy, and participate in worship 5 or 6 times during the year. We rehearse in the Sunday School opening area Sunday mornings from 10:05-10:35.
Joyful Noise Choir
1st grade (readers) and up
Come sing and play with us! We’ll be learning hymns, liturgy and anthems to help lead worship, and will play our Orff instruments (xylophones, metallophones, and glockenspiels.) We will sing in worship about once every 6 weeks. We rehearse in the music room from 10:05-10:35 on Sunday mornings.
Wednesdays, 6:00-6:30 p.m.
5th grade and up
We learn songs from all over the world, and sing them in harmony. We help teach new hymns to the congregation. We have fun, make friends, and play instruments. Plus…we eat first at Wednesday suppers! Join us!
4th grade and up
This group is all about teamwork! Bring a friend, and make new ones! Learn to read music and join in the fun of playing Hand Chimes. Serve God and the congregation by playing in church about once a month. We rehearse in the downstairs fellowship hall from 10:05-10:35 on Sunday mornings.
This group assists the singing at area nursing homes when our pastors are leading worship. We go to Beaumont in Westborough once a month, and occasionally to the Lutheran Health Care Center of Worcester and Westborough Health Care Center. These caring singers also provide wonderful support when we have a funeral at Good Shepherd.