Thanks to talented and dedicated adult leaders, ELC is pleased to offer a vibrant ministry of music at ELC and in our community. New members are always welcome in any of the choirs
Kids of the Kingdom is for children in grades K-2. This group meets weekly during the school year to learn fun songs of faith and to share in faith building activities. Practice is on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. on the second floor of the parish education building. Parent volunteers assist in providing a snack and activity each week in addition to rehearsal, led by director Beth Overlien and accompanist, Judie Harkner. Kids of the Kingdom provides music during worship approximately once a month.
God’s Children is for students in grades 3-6, and meets weekly during the school year. Practice in on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. in the choir room. In addition to singing during worship approximately two times a month, this group serves others by sharing their gift of music at area nursing homes and Christmas caroling to shut-ins, and collecting Lutheran World Relief school kit supplies during lent. All of these activities along with an annual musical in the spring make this choir a popular choice for children. God’s Children is directed by Mary Cooley and accompanied by Lila Lynne.
Tender Branches is for students in grades 7-12. Practice is at 6:00 p.m. in the choir room during the school year. This youth choir shares both new and traditional music during worship services approximately two times a month, and is also involved in service projects as a group throughout the year. Tender Branches has provided music for area churches and enjoys preparing for their annual musical in the spring of each year. Piano, guitar and a variety of rhythm instruments are used to accentuate the unique sound of this talented group. Tender Branches is directed by Mary Cooley and accompanied by Marianne Torkelson.
Evangelical Singers is for all adults who love to sing and share their faith through a ministry of music and Christian fellowship. Evangelical Singers meets Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. in the choir room, and sing during worship services approximately three times a month. In addition to leading worship through song, Evangelical Singers participate in many fellowship and service activities throughout the year, including serving at a Lenten Soup supper, collecting items for Lutheran World Relief during lent, sharing their gift of song with residents of area care centers and senior housing complexes and going Christmas caroling. Directed by Mary Cooley and accompanied by Carolyn Burge and Thelma Wiste.
Ringspiration is ELC’s own handbell choir. Directed by Barb Olson, this group meets weekly (Sept.-April) on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. for practice in the “bell choir room” east of the fellowship hall. The bell choir welcomes new members to come and ring out God’s praises!