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  2. Youth Ministries
  3. Adult Ministries
  4. Caring Ministries
  5. Missions
  6. Music


St. Mark’s has a strong music program, blessed with gifted directors, instrumentalists and singers and a supportive congregation. We offer a variety of ways that people of all ages can praise God and encourage others through music.

Organist and organ at St. Mark's UMC

Bells of St. Mark's

  • Adult handbell choir, playing easy to moderately difficult music.
  • Director: JoAnn Luther
  • Rehearsal: Monday, 6:30pm in the sanctuary
  • Usually plays once a month in 8:15 and 9:45 Sunday worship services.

Celebration Singers

  • Adult Choir for all who love to sing. Music is of a more gospel nature.
  • Director: Sondra Franks
  • Accompanist: Lira Makarova
  • Rehearsal: Wednesday, 6:15pm in the Choir Room
  • Usually sings three times a month in the traditional services.

Chancel Choir

  • Adult Choir open to all who love to sing. Music is moderate to difficult.
  • Director: Elizabeth Schauer
  • Accompanist: Sondra Franks
  • Rehearsal: Wednesday, 7:30pm in the sanctuary
  • Usually sings three times a month in the traditional services

Children's Sunday School Music

  • Open to participants from kindergarten through fifth grade.
  • Leader: Carli Ogle
  • Rehearsal: Music is taught in each Sunday School classroom once a month, at 9:45am.
  • All children will have the opportunity to sing in worship a couple of times per year.

Grace Notes

  • Youth instrumental ensemble, open to participants in grades 4 and above.
  • Director: Vince Adkins
  • Rehearsal: Sunday, 9:00am in Room 18
  • Ensemble will have the opportunity to perform in worship occasionally throughout the year.

Praise Team

  • Ensemble of voices that leads the music in the 11:15 contemporary service, The Gathering. Open to high school age youth and adults.
  • Praise Team Leader: Cathy Harris-Herchenroeder
  • Accompanist: Todd Martin
  • Rehearsal: Thursday, 6:30pm