At Schertz UMC, we seek to glorify God through the music and arts present in worship. Music plays an integral role in theological teaching, prayer, and worship, and music for morning worship is carefully selected to help connect the congregation to the scripture and season of spiritual development. Our music teams rehearse weekly and use their talents to serve in worship on Sundays and other holy days.
Our mission is to facilitate the song of the congregation so that we may all fully participate in worshiping God with our whole selves. To become a part of the music ministry, contact Director of Music and Worship Arts, Leah Krenek at email@example.com.
The Chancel Choir leads hymns and offers music in various choral traditions for 9:00 Sunday worship and holy days throughout the church year. They present special musical services with guest soloists and instrumentalists twice a year near Christmas and Easter, attend choral workshops annually, and bring the joy of music to assisted living facilities and the homebound throughout the year. The Chancel Choir is open to singers of all experience levels, ages 12 and up. Younger singers may also join with their parents so that the whole family may sing together. They rehearse Thursday nights at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary, and warm up at 8:30 Sunday mornings to prepare for worship.
The Praise Band leads contemporary songs and hymns for 11:15 Sunday worship and holy days throughout the church year. They present special musical services throughout the year, and collaborate with the Chancel Choir for large musical works, and bringing the joy of music to the community. The Praise Band is open to singers and instrumentalists ages 12 and up. They rehearse Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary, and warm up at 10:45 on Sunday mornings to prepare for worship.
Instrumentalists are encouraged to participate in music by playing solos, small ensemble music, and adding to the music of the Chancel Choir and/or Praise Band. If you play an instrument and would like to play regularly or occasionally in worship, contact Leah Krenek, firstname.lastname@example.org.