Music at United Christian Church

Guest Musicians

Organists and church musicians

Music is an important part of our worship - we are a congregation who loves to sing, play, and listen to music. We enjoy the old-time hymns as well as more contemporary songs, and we sing them all with great joy and strong conviction.   We have been blessed with a number of organists and other musicians over the years, young and not so young. These currently include Connie Parker, with Jane Shroeder, and keyboardist Peter Saladino as well.   We welcome guests who would like to share their instrumental and vocal talent

Music directorDirector Mary Schulien,  Donald Heald, and Shannon Elliott provide music along with the organ for most services. The Wing and a Prayer Choir sings every third Sunday of the month, with rehearsal at 8:45 (tenors, 8:30) before the service.  Mary works closely with our pastor and guest preachers to create a harmonious service.  


The church sponsors free services and concerts during the year for the community, including Christmas Eve, the occasional candlelight holiday concert of the Mount View Singers, and a Lenten Music and Reflection series.

 

Sunday's Service

January 26th, 2020

Pastor Elizabeth Barnum

Guest Preacher:  Rev. Kate Braestrup

Wing and a Prayer Choir

Accompanist:  Peter Saladino


Prelude:  Arise, Your Light Is Come

Opening Hymn:  Gather Us In (1 + 4)

Music of Praise:  591 Just a Closer Walk with Thee (v1,2,3,then refrain)

Offertory:  All Beautiful the March of Days 

Sermon Hymn:  399 Jesus Calls Us o'er the Tumult 

Closing Hymn:  Lift Every Voice and Sing (v 1+3)

Postlude:  Sing Out My Soul (Taize)

 

 

Guest Musicians - come sing and play along wth us!

We include guest musicians for our services whenever we can, especially during special services, such as during Lent and Advent. Visiting singers and musicians are welcome to join us!  The Wing and a Prayer Choir sings every third Sunday of the month, with a rehearsal at 8:45 AM.  If you would like to join us, contact Mary Schulien at 785-3521

 

 

Organists and Church Musicians

Our regular organist currently is Connie Parker.  Peter Saladino regularlly adds his keyboard skills, and we are blessed to have Jane Shroeder on the organ now and then!  Mary Schulien's philosophy is to support and nurture Organist ConnieConnie Parkerthe talents of the young people in our community.  She has invited many student musicians to play here over the years.  We enjoy watching our young musicians grow in their music as they contribute to our services. Many of these return to be with us now and then. In 2006 we began an organ scholarship program with funds left over from the purchase of our Trillum Legacy organ, which has helped a number of talented students to achieve their potential.

 

Below are some musical moments from our guests and church musicians:

 

 

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