Bells of St. Mark's

Rehearsals: Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:20 p.m.

Service Leadership: 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00 a.m. worship

Handbell ringing, as an expressive outlet and common ground for ministry, has a powerful and unique way to bring together people of all experience levels, backgrounds, and interests into one cohesive musical ensemble. This is a mid-level bell choir, welcoming visitors or members who have a willingness to learn a new skill. Ability to read music is useful, but not required, and most essential factor is weekly attendance that the group can rely on. Goals include the experience of hope and personal transformation through the language of music, and the satisfaction of good work together in this ministry as a team. The group is active September through May, playing typically once a month in worship.

For more information about Bells of St. Mark’s, contact the choir director, Karen Moats.

Celebration Ensemble

Rehearsals: Thursday Nights from 7:30-9:00pm

Service Leadership: 8:30 a.m. worship

Celebration Ensemble is a ministry of vocal musicians who serve as liturgical hosts for the 8:30 worship service. The eclectic nature of that service’s global music emphasis offers the group a wide range of musical styles and skills that they develop over the course of each year, often involving various percussion instruments and complex rhythmic patterns. As such, the group sings a wide range of choral music, influenced by many cultures. All are welcome, and please contact Cooper Sherry if you are interested in joining the group.

Canticle Choir

Rehearsals: 10:00 a.m. (1st & 3rd Sundays only)

Service Leadership: 11:00 a.m. worship

Canticle Choir is a ministry of trained vocalists who meet twice a month on the 1st & 3rd Sundays, one hour prior to worship, to prepare advanced choral music for the 11:00 worship service. Because rehearsal time is very limited, sight reading skills and musical training are more important here than in the other adult choirs. Please contact Cooper Sherry if you are interested in singing with the group.

Praise Team

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Sundays, 9:00 a.m.

Service Leadership: 9:45 a.m. worship

The Praise Team is for adults 18 years and older with a desire to lead worship and praise God through contemporary Christian popular music. Their repertoire of music also reaches to other music genres, including blended, gospel and global. This group leads worship at the 9:45 a.m. service and rehearses every week, year-round. Praise Team members also collaborate several times a year with other St. Mark’s ensembles for special music.

Contact Darren Kerbs for more information about Praise Team.