Lost Creek Music Ministries
Music has always been an important part of the life of Lost Creek. Lost Creek is blessed with many talented musicians of all ages. If you attend Sunday morning worship services, you will likely hear traditional hymns as well as the latest in contemporary Christian praise and worship music. There may be piano and organ accompaniment; the Lost Creek choir may be at the front leading the singing; or it may be led by some of our younger folks on guitar and drums. You will always hear energetic singing and joyful worship.
THE LOST CREEK CHOIR:
The Lost Creek choir has been a part of our church’s worship for many years. This dedicated group of folks ranges from young adults to senior adults. They lead worship and sing at either the 8:30 or 11:00 services on a regular rotation. They also provide music for special worship services throughout the year.
This group is composed of those with beautiful voices who read music fluently as well as those who just want to make a joyful noise and love to sing. The choir is directed by Linda Holbrook, an elementary music teacher at Perkins-Tryon Elementary and is accompanied by Diann Rudd, who is also works as a music teacher at Perkins-Tryon. You will hear the choir sing a wide range of music—from traditional to Southern Gospel to the latest releases of Christian contemporary music. Rehearsal time is each Wednesday at 7:00 in the sanctuary. All you need to join is a love of music and the dedication to bring the best to our congregation each Sunday.
With two services each Sunday, it takes many musicians to keep the music flowing. Lost Creek’s music director, Diann Rudd, oversees the music teams as they rotate Sunday by Sunday. Lost Creek is served by 3 pianists—Diann Rudd, Kathleen Woods and Cindy Wilkey as well as 2 organists—Linda Holbrook and Glenda Vaughn. Providing contemporary sounds on Sunday morning are Jake Ehrlich and Connor Bunch on guitar and Taylor West on drums.
LOST CREEK MUSICIANS ON MISSION:
Lost Creek musicians provide piano accompaniment for Ripley United Methodist Church twice a month as well as music for worship at Grace Living Center in Stillwater once a month. Joe Jarvis’ band “Thus the Puma” plays regularly at Lost Creek as well as other venues throughout our community and state. Our Youth Director, Jake Ehrlich, regularly shares his musical talents at camps across the state.
Musicians from Lost Creek frequently lead worship for Emmaus events and Lost Creek musicians can also be found each summer in Belize leading music at Bible School and Sports Camp. During the past 5 years, guitars, sound systems, recorders, a keyboard and a drum set have been taken to Corozal United Methodist Church to enhance their music ministry in northern Belize.
Throughout the year, there are many opportunities for musicians to display their talents. At Christmas, the children take the stage for their annual Christmas pageant. December is also the time for “Sweets and Treats”—Lost Creek’s Christmas Talent Show where you’ll find acts ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime.
From time to time, you’ll hear some of Lost Creek’s younger set singing or playing for us during worship. You may even hear Lost Creek’s own singer/songwriter, Scott Stone, bringing his latest to us on Sunday morning. If you have musical gifts to offer the church, see Diann Rudd and she will find a place to “plug you in”.
Whether you love making good music or just enjoy hearing it, you are sure to enjoy the music at Lost Creek. Its part of what makes Lost Creek such a great place to be!