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Music Ministry

St. Francis said it best: “He who sings, prays twice.” If you love music and want to serve our Lord with your gifts, enjoy great fellowship, and grow in faith through Christian service, there’s a place for you in music & worship ministries at Redeemer! Please contact Dan Oie at 952.473.1281 ext. 209 or doie@redeemerwayzata.org, if you are interested or have any questions. See you in church!

 

Redeemer Bells

Redeemer is blessed to have a beautiful 4 octave set of Schulmerich Handbells and we are even more blessed to have a great group of ringers committed to enhancing our worship through their music making. Another great thing about the Handbell Choir is that it offers anyone the chance to make music, even if you can’t sing or play an instrument! If you love music and would like to join us, please contact Dan Oie at 952.473.1281 ext. 209 or doie@redeemerwayzata.org. No experience is necessary. We practice on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary (September through May). We also have a need for substitute ringers- if you are interested in helping out on occasion and would like to be trained, please contact Dan Oie at 952.473.1281 ext. 209 or doie@redeemerwayzata.org.
 

Deo Gloria Choir

Redeemer’s adult choir gathers to join hearts and voices together in praise to God two Sundays per month, and for Festival services at Christmas and Easter. We sing everything from Bach to the contemporary hymns and anthems of current church composers. If you are of high school age or older and you love to sing, then please consider joining us as we raise our voices in praise to our living, loving Lord. No prior experience is necessary- you are always welcome! We practice on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m. in the Choir/School Music room from September through May. Please contact Dan Oie at 952.473.1281 ext. 209 or doie@redeemerwayzata.org, if you are interested or have any questions.
 

JoySound

JoySound (Redeemer’s Praise Band ministry) provides musical leadership for the contemporary worship service at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays. Contemporary worship which is centered on God’s grace in Christ and reflects the spirit of our Lutheran heritage while still singing “a new song” to God is what we’re all about. JoySound rehearses on Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Dan Oie at 952.473.1281 ext. 209 or doie@redeemerwayzata.org to arrange for an audition.
 

Festival Choir

If you love singing but find that your schedule doesn’t allow for a regular commitment to our church choir or JoySound, then Festival Choir is for you! The Festival Choir is made up of our Deo Gloria Choir members, JoySound’s singers, and anyone else who wants to join us. Redeemer’s Festival Choir sings for our annual Christmas Cantata Sunday in December, for Christmas Eve 5 p.m. worship, and for Holy Week and Easter services. Rehearsals begin in mid-November for the Christmas season and 3-4 weeks before Holy Week in the spring. Come and join us!
 

Instrumentalists

If you play an instrument and would like to be involved in worship music, please contact Dan Oie. There are opportunities both in JoySound (contemporary) and outside of any ensembles to play for God’s glory: preludes, hymn accompaniment, choir accompaniment, musical offerings, Cantata Sunday chamber orchestra, etc. There’s a place at Redeemer for you to use and grow your skills in service to God and God’s people!
 

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