Music Ministry

All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your name. — Psalm 66:4

St. Andrew takes pride in its music ministry and offers a broad spectrum of opportunities to enhance worship and music.  We invite you to listen or to join us in praising God through a musical medium.  For those seeking to perform, the options range from singing well-known hymns of the Methodist tradition during the regular worship services to performing as a soloist or singing in one of our choirs, ringing handbells, or accompanying our children’s choir.  Our musicians derive a spiritual benefit from the opportunity to use their talents as an offering to God, and they learn more about themselves and about their gifts from association with other musicians.

Music is a vital part of our ministry, bringing a sense of reverence to our worship services and spiritual nourishment to all who participate. Music has ancient and mystical links to worship and brings a spiritual depth to the moments of joy and sorrow in our lives.  The psalmist directs us to “Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.”

Music Staff

The Staff/ Pastor Parish Relations Committee welcomes
Bruce Gale

as St. Andrew By-The-Sea’s new
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY/ORGANIST
Bruce will begin June 12, 2022

Chancel Choir – Adults, college age through senior adult.

The Chancel Choir provides music for worship each Sunday, rotating services each with one of our other musical ensembles.  The Chancel Choir performs regularly with instrumental accompaniment in Sunday worship and for other special services in the life of the church throughout the year.  Solo voices or auditions are not required, but a well-focused voice that blends, some ability to read music, and consistent attendance at rehearsals and services are very important.

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Bluffton Campus

A praise band helps to lead our contemporary/alternative worship service at the Bluffton Campus under the leadership of Wayne Altman.