The purpose of our music ministry at Shepherd of the Hills is outlined in God's word:

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, 

singing Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God."

~Colossians 3:16~

Organ Update

Did you know…

  • An organ build can take 3 months? Some beautiful craftsmanship is coming the beginning of November! 
  • You may see some original sanctuary wall? The old speakers will be removed so new speakers can be installed. 
  • Shepherd’s member donations have completely covered the cost of our new organ, speakers, and installation? Thank you for your sacrificial giving! 
  • We will celebrate this gift with a dedication service November 21st, 2 PM? You all are invited! 
  • We give thanks to God for all these gifts, including the gift of Jesus our Savior and Lord, whom we celebrate in worship and song every week? We do! Give thanks with us! 

Serving the Master Musician~ Your Organ Committee: 

Gail Black, David Renner, Cheryl Hubin, Sara Zillinger, Susan Shoaf


Shepherd’s Chorale is a fellowship of singers - high school age and beyond - who practice weekly and sing for the glory of God during traditional worship services once or twice a month. As we “sing psalms and hymns with gratitude in our hearts to God” (Colossians 3:16), we build care-full, loving, life-long relationships with each other. We enjoy each other’s company and would love to have others join our musical family!

Rehearses in the sanctuary: 

Wed 6:37-8pm

Leader: Gail Black



Men’s Thunder Chorus (MTC) is a “family” of men who lift their voices in song to praise their Savior. Members practice weekly and sing for the glory of God during traditional worship services once a month. 

Rehearses in the sanctuary: Tuesday 7:00-8:00 pm

Leader: Kevin Holle



Our Praise Team consists of vocalists and instrumentalists using their gifts to praise the name of our Lord Jesus and to spread the Gospel through contemporary music. The Bible-based songs we incorporate into the Contemporary Divine Service range from contemporized arrangements of traditional hymns to contemporary praise songs.

Anyone interested in making music with the team is welcome to speak with our Contemporary Music Leader, who will set up a time to try out or have you join in a rehearsal. We are always looking for new team members!

Rehearses in the gym: Tuesday 6:30-8:00 pm and Sunday 8:00-9:00 am

Leader: Michael Amidei



The Instrumental Ensemble provides music for traditional worship. We range in age from grade school to very mature and from beginners to long-time instrumental musicians. We would love to expand our family! We also have opportunities for individual instrumentalists and small group ensembles.

Rehearses in the sanctuary: 

varied schedule, throughout the year

Leader: Gail Black



Alleluia Bell Choir (ABC) is one of our music families. ABC meets every week to praise God with instruments (Psalm 150). If you can count and hold a cup of water without spilling it, you are qualified and invited to come laugh and learn and ring!

Rehearses in the Colonnades: 

Wed 5:45-7:00 pm

Leader: Sara Zillinger


Praise the LORD! —in His sanctuary, with instruments and dance, with singing, with a new song, letting the children rejoice, in speech and action, from the rising of the sun to its setting, with the whole heart, in the midst of the congregation, with the angels and all creation, calling on His name, with a joyful noise, with shouts of joy, among the nations, because of His salvation and love and mercy and understanding and deliverance, with blessing, clapping your hands, with hope, by listening for His voice, without fear, waiting in silence, with prayer from righteous lips, because all glory goes to Him, from this time forth and forevermore! ~from the Psalms~

Talents needed for Music Ministry:

A heart and passion for serving the Lord and His people
“Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”  - Colossians 3:17  

“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”  - Romans 12:11

A lifelong desire to be a student of God’s Word

“Continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of… You have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”  - 2 Timothy 3:14-17

The willingness to work as a team member to promote the Church’s overall mission through worship

“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”  - 1 Corinthians 12:27   

“Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud….Do not be conceited.”  - Romans 12:16

The ability to support, in word and deed, the mission and ministry of Shepherd of the Hills

“Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.” - Colossians 3:16
“Therefore, I urge you brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your selves a living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.”  - 
Romans 12:1

An excitement for worshiping in God’s house with His people on a consistent, regular basis

“My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?”  - Psalm 42:2  

“Let us not give up meeting together, but let us encourage one another.”  - Hebrews 10:25