If you’ve attended worship at Oldtown, you know the importance music has in our worship services. From the prelude and introit that welcome everyone to our sanctuary to the benediction response at the end of worship that sends everyone back out into the world, music flows throughout our services. It helps us gather our thoughts and be present, reflect on the messages and the sharing of communion, and raise our voices in praise. We celebrate all music, from traditional favorite hymns to bluegrass and country to contemporary Christian music from artists like Sidewalk Prophets, Chris Tomlin, and MercyMe.
We’d like to thank our keyboardists, Suzanne and Joyce Sheppard, for sharing their talents with us over many years. We’d also like to thank our choir director, Ellen Kingman, for leading our wonderful choir and filling in on piano on occasion. A special thanks to Kait Clavette for reviving our chime choir; it was wonderful to hear the chimes during Advent this year, and we look forward to hearing them again during Holy Week and beyond.
Thanks to all of the talented singers and musicians who have shared their music with us this year. It’s wonderful to see the talents of our Oldtown family on display during worship, and we welcome anyone who would like to lend their voice or their musical talent to talk with us, and we’ll work with Pastor Kelly to find a place in our worship for your music, and help us make a joyful noise to the Lord!
On behalf of the Oldtown Music Ministry