Worship & Music

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Our worship services, led by our pastors, musicians and lay assistants, take place in our beautiful church sanctuary. Worship books and liturgies used include the following: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Haugen’s “Now the Feast and Celebration” and “Holden Evening Vespers”, and Haas’ “Do this in Memory of Me”. We also offer a contemporary worship service each week at 10:45. And we occasionally worship in the style of Taize.

Worship Information & Ways to Participate

  • Worship Schedule and Styles
  • Special and Seasonal Worship Services             
  • Choirs and Musical Groups
  • Worship and Volunteer Opportunities  
  • Sacraments: Baptism and Communion Worship border

Worship Schedule & Styles

For the convenience of worshipers, we hold three services every weekend:

  • Saturday @5:30PM, and Sunday at 8 & 10:45 AM.
  • Traditional/blended at 5:30 & 8:00 and Contemporary at 10:45.

Special & Seasonal Worship Services

There are significant religious and national observances at which Holy Shepherd gathers for special worship services. These include:

  • Thanksgiving Eve (with pie fellowship following!)
  • Mid-week Advent Services on Wednesdays
  • Healing Services
  • Christmas Eve
  • Mid-week Lenten Services on Wednesdays
  • Special services during Holy Week and Easter Sunday
  • Service Work Day

The schedule for these services will be posted on the homepage.

Choirs & Musical Groups

At Holy Shepherd, we’re blessed with people who have musical talent and are willing to share it in worship. There are choirs for all ages including:

Kids of the Kingdom: Age 3 – 2nd Grade
Kids For Christ: Grades 3 – 6

  • Rehearsal Time: Wednesday evenings
    • Kids of the Kingdom (Age 3 – 2nd Grade)  5:50pm – 6:10pm
    • Kids for Christ (3rd – 6th Grade)  6:10pm – 6:40pm
  • Directors: Dianne Watts & Mike Madsen
  • September – May

Hand Bell Choir Older youth & Adults

Prime Time Choir

  • For those age 55+ who love to sing
    the old Gospel Hymns
  • Rehearsal Time:
    Wednesday evenings, 4:45pm – 5:40pm
  • Director: Ron Skabo
  • September – May

Chancel Choir

  • Adult vocal choir singing a wide range
    of classical and contemporary
    choral music.
  • Rehearsal Time: Wednesday evenings, 7:30 – 8:30pm
  • Director: Dave Gleason
  • September – May

Praise Team

  • Song leaders & instrumentalists for our contemporary worship.
  • Rehearsal Time: Sunday mornings between services.
  • Director: Diane Klinkerfues
  • Year-round

Worship Volunteer Opportunities

Holy Shepherd has a small but dynamics staff, who manage our daily operations. Yet, the integral and comprehensive programs we offer require the dedication and support of our congregation and others. Whether it’s being an acolyte or greeter for a service or reaching out to those unable to come to church worship and volunteer opportunities are called upon to use their spiritual gifts in meeting the worship needs of the congregation.

Worship Volunteers

  • Acolytes: For families and youth grade 3 and up who assist with worship
  • Altar Guild: Help prepare altar area for worship: communion, baptism, banners, robes and flowers
  • Assisting Ministers: Assist with leading worship
  • Communion Servers: Assist with serving Communion
  • Home Communion Ministers: Take Communion from worship to the homebound
  • Driving Ministry: Matches members of the driving congregation with those needing rides to church
  • Fellowship Servers: Prepare coffee/beverages and cookies for Sunday Fellowship hours between services.
  • Greeters: Welcome members and visitors before and after worship
  • Readers: Present the written Word of God in worship.
  • Ushers: Assist with preparations for worship, i.e. handing out bulletins, seating congregation, collecting offering, etc.
  • Welcome Desk: Greet and share information about Holy Shepherd with worship guests.
  • Worship Bulletin “Stuffers”: Insert information into the bulletins for the upcoming weekend worship services.
  • Praise Team: Song leaders & instrumentalists for contemporary worship.
  • Special Music: Provides solos or small group music (vocal & instrumental) during the summer and on special occasions.

Please contact the church office (303.233.2740) for more information on worship volunteers.

Sacraments: Baptism & Communion

We cherish the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion. In Baptism, we are joined to Christ and the Church. Baptism is offered to all infants, children, youth, and adults in consultation with a pastor. We believe that Holy Communion is a gift from God where Jesus Christ is truly present in the bread and wine as the Church gathers around the Lord’s table. All are welcome, including children after consultation between parents, children, and pastors. Holy Communion is celebrated at all weekend and festival worship services.