Music at St. JamesSt James has a vibrant and active Music Ministry that involves many talented people. Feel free to join us and "Make a Joyful Noise" unto the Lord!
St. James East Music Ministry
The St. James Chancel Choir rehearses every Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 at St James East in the choir room. We sing during the 9:45 traditional service at “East” every Sunday from Labor Day through Memorial Day. We also sing for the 8:15 traditional service the first and fourth Sunday of every month. The choir consists of 20+ singers of varying skill levels and sings both classic and contemporary choral anthems and prayer responses weekly. The choir also presents a Christmas Cantata or other special presentation in December each year. We enjoy singing and praying together, plus we host an Annual “Cookie Walk” every December as our choir fund raiser. No audition required to join. Send an email to Laura Petry, Director of Music, at .
The St James East Cherub Choir is a children's choir under the direction of Mamie Bryant. Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings after the 9:45 a.m. service.
The St James Handbell Choir is under the direction of Kathy Liebenguth and rehearses every Thursday evening at 7 pm in the sanctuary. The Handbells ring in all three St James East services once a month usually on the third Sunday of the month. Everyone 4th grade and up is welcomed to join us. Experience is not required to join. If you can count to 4 and know your colors, you can play handbells too! Call Kathy Liebenguth at 402-291-3881 for more information.
St. James Hispanic Music Ministry
We offer an exciting new Hispanic worship service each Sunday at 11:30 a.m. This is one of the few non-Catholic Spanish speaking services in our area. Led by a contemporary worship team the hour long service has great music, preaching, and fellowship. For more information about this service and/or our Hispanic Ministry contact the Director of Hispanic Ministry, Juan Carlos Veloso, at 402-291-3881.
St. James West Music Ministry
The Praise team leads the St. James West Contemporary Worship Services at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. We lead the congregation in singing a combination of Contemporary Christian Top 40 music and traditional hymns arranged for the praise band. The band consists of keyboard, guitars, bass, and percussion. We typically use 2-6 singers. We lead the congregation in singing music by artists such as Michael W. Smith, Chris Tomlin, Paul Baloche, and Darlene Zscheche. Rehearsals are Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. James West. New participants are always welcome! For more information about the Praise team, contact either Pastor Russ Tompkins or Pastor Wayne Reynolds at 402-291-3881
The Bellevue Festival Choir visit in Rome 2009.