Music

“With strings, yes, with the lyre,
With voices praise the sovereign God,
A lusty, joyous choir.

—Psalm 98

Music at Mayflower

Music at Mayflower is one of our most important and vital ministries, expanding and enhancing worship with traditional, innovative and multicultural music. Through incorporation of diverse musical styles, Mayflower members experience the power that music brings to worship and other settings.

Four choirs are open to singers of all ages. All choirs meet for weekly rehearsals and regularly provide worship leadership from September through May. All are welcome! Small ensembles and soloists provide music for worship services during the summer months.

Choirs

Adult Choir (Wednesdays & Sundays)

Led by Nancy Grundahl
Wednesdays 7–8:30 pm; Sundays 10–10:45 am

Youth Choir (Sundays)

Led by Randi Rexroth
6th–12th grades
Sundays: 8:45 am (food); 9:00–9:45 am

Music Time: 4-year olds–1st grade (Wednesdays)

Led by Rachel Hansell
Wednesdays, 5:15–5:45 pm

Children’s Choir: 2nd–5th grades (Wednesdays)

Led by Rachel Hansell
Wednesdays, 5:45–6:30 pm

Bells (Wednesdays)

Led by Rachel Hansell
Wednesdays, 6:45–8:00 pm

Remembering Dana Blanck

In May, we honored the life of Dana Blanck, who served in various roles at Mayflower since 1979: as youth group leader, children and youth choir director, founding director of the bell choir, and friend to many. Her imprint will stay with us forever. View the video of Dana’s service here, password: keepsinging.

Fun Facts

The sanctuary organ is a tracker-action instrument constructed by Charles Hendrickson in St. Peter, Minnesota, and installed in Mayflower in 1988. Members designed the carved wooden boats on the organ.

The New Century Hymnal, the hymnal of the United Church of Christ, is used in Mayflower worship. A favorite collection of hymns by Mayflower member Marty Haugen is also an important part of our hymnody.