Music Ministry

The mission of the music ministry of Zion Lutheran Church is: 
  • To illuminate the Word through music and the creative arts 
  • To enable the worship of the Body of Christ 
  • To lift up and exalt the name of the Lord 
  • To provide caring small group ministry to participants 

A love of God and a desire to worship through the gift of music, as well as a sense of commitment to the ministry, are the requirements for membership in a musical ensemble at Zion. Please contact Brice Petersen, Director of Parish Music to join. 

Sanctuary Choir 
Zion’s Sanctuary Choir sings at the 8:30am service three times a month from September to May. The choir also sings for special services such as Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve. Musical styles include works from the 16th century to the present, plus music from the world church (African, Latino, etc.). Anthems might be sung a cappella (without accompaniment), or with organ, piano, or a wide variety of other instruments. Festival services include brass or strings. The choir also sings special verses for hymns and descants for the liturgy. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00pm. 

Festival Ringers 
Zion’s handbell choir rings four octaves of Malmark handbells and three octaves of Malmark choir chimes. The ensemble rings at the 8:30am service about once a month and on special festivals during the year, with an emphasis on liturgy, hymns, and anthems. The group also participates in the biennial regional Handbell Musicians of America conference. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings, 6:30-7:40pm. 

Band and orchestral instrumentalists are always in demand for worship services, either as soloists or as accompaniment to anthems or congregational song. Pianists can serve as rehearsal accompanists on Sunday mornings or for mid-week rehearsals. 

Living Faith 
This vocal group leads worship at the 10:50am contemporary service, accompanied by Zion’s praise band, Desert Voice. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:00pm. 

Desert Voice 
This praise band leads worship at Zion’s 10:50am contemporary service with instruments including electric and acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums, keyboard, and piano. Musical styles included at the contemporary service include rock, pop, Gospel, country, and global. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:30pm. 

Sound Ministry Team 
Those inclined to electronics can serve the worship at Zion by serving as part of the sound ministry team. Zion’s sound system includes reinforcement for the spoken word as well as music and video. 

King’s Kids 
This exciting group for children age 3 through 1st grade rehearses each Sunday during Sunday School. They sing on a regular basis for both Sunday services and in Zion’s Christmas Worship Celebration in mid-December. 

Joyful noiZ 
Young people in grades 2-5 rehearse and sing for worship occasionally during the year. They participate with the King’s Kids at Zion’s Christmas Worship Celebration in mid-December. 

The Van Daalen Pipe Organ 
1974, II/24 stops, 36 ranks 

GREAT (Manual I, 56 notes)

8 Celeste 
4 Octave 
II Sesquialtera 
V Mixture 2 3/3 
Trompet en Chamade 

BRUSTWERK (Manual II, 56 notes)

4 Principal 
2 Octave 
1 1/3 Quint 
IV Scharff 1/2 
8 Krummhorn 

PEDAL (32 notes)

16 Subbass 
Chorall Bass 
V Mixture 2 2/3 
16 Posauna 

Great to Pedal 
Brustwerk to Pedal 
Brustwerk to Great 
Mechanical key and stop action