Contact Maria at 301-774-9125.
Join the Music Ministry
Martin Luther regarded music as essential to worship. He wrote, “next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” Luther was a singer, accomplished performer on the lute, and composed some of the greatest hymns of the Reformation.
Adults and teens are invited to join the Music Ministry to offer praise during Worship Services.
SUMMER SINGERS, we encourage all individuals to participate in summer singers, soloists, duets, please inquire with Maria.
The Chancel Choir is looking forward to a little break from choir rehearsals. Please consider singing or playing a solo (or duet or small ensemble) to enhance worship this summer. Kids and teens are also
encouraged to come forward and share their gifts with the congregation. Don’t hide your light under a bushel. Let it shine! A calendar is available in Room 104 for signing up. Please check your schedules and sign up soon before all the spots are filled! I am happy to accompany any and all on the organ or piano.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
SCHEDULE BEGINNING IN FALL
Shepherd Bells (Carillon Bells are tuned hand bells and beautiful music is made) - Practice is at 6:45 p.m. each Thursday
Choir - A musical ensemble of volunteers performing Choral music - Practice at 8:00 p.m. each Thursday.
Praise Worship Team - Our contemporary Praise team includes, guitars, drums and singers of today's Christian music. Practice is each 2nd Sunday of the month at 9:30 a.m.
MEET OUR CHOIR DIRECTOR, MARIA SAMPOGNA
Maria began her musical career at the age of eleven when she had her first organ lesson. She acquired her first position at All Saints Episcopal Church in Syracuse, New York when she was thirteen. As an adult, she studied organ under the direction of Will O. Headlee at Syracuse University. She also participated in the French Organ Music Seminar where she had the opportunity to learn from the greatest organists of our time, including Olivier Latry, Daniel Roth, Naji Hakim, and others. She has played many of the historically important organs in Paris, including the magnificent organs of St. Sulpice and Notre Dame.
Ms. Sampogna is a resident of Olney and works at Washington Christian Academy! She enjoys leading the congregation in song, prayer, and praise.