Worship music opportunities

Music in worship gives everyone the opportunity to express their feelings, worship, praise, and prayer, often without the use of words.  We are blessed at Atonement to have many gifted musicians who enthusiastically share those gifts within worship. Many opportunities are listed below; email the contact person noted for details. You may also check with Rick Deasley, Director of Worship/Music.
Adoration Handbell Choir. Atonement has a five-octave set of handbells; our handbell ringers play approximately one Sunday per month, and rehearse Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm, September-May. Participants will find the ensemble the most rewarding if they are able to read music and have some experience playing an instrument.
Contact: Julie Assel

Atonement Contemporary Ensemble (A.C.E.)
The Atonement Contemporary Ensemble (ACE) leads two Sunday worship services every month at 11:00am. Rehearsals are from 9:00-10:00am on Saturdays immediately preceding the first and third Sundays of the month. Participation in this group is by audition.
Contact: Rick Deasley

Elementary Children’s Choir. This choir, open to children kindergarten through 6th grade, meets most Sunday afternoons from 1:30-2:00pm in the Choir Room. Contact: Christina Ray

First Saturday Choir
This choir sings at worship the first Saturday of each month, and rehearses from 4:00-4:30pm on the first and third Saturdays. 
Contact: Rick Deasley

Hospitality for College Tour Groups
Volunteers would assist with all aspects of planning and preparation for the arrival of a college music ensemble, typically once-twice a year.
Contact: Julie Assel


Instrumentalists of all kinds play frequently in worship. Individuals, duets, and ensembles are welcome to participate. Contact: Rick Deasley

Joy Handbell Ensemble
This smaller ensemble, from 2-4 ringers, typically occasionally at worship services.
Contact: Julie Assel

Sanctuary Choir/Ensemble
This larger choir typically sings each week, September-May, at either the 8:30am or 11:00am worship service; rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm. If desired, a volunteer may opt to sing for a season or special service.
Contact: Dr Ray Feener

Youth Handbell Choir
Children and youth, grades 2-12, rehearse on Sunday afternoons from 12:30-1:30pm, and typically play one Sunday each month, September-May.
Contact: Julie Assel

Youth Instrumental Ensemble
Participants play together approximately once a quarter, rehearsing from 1:30-2:30pm on designated Sunday afternoons. Adults who desire to play in a lower-key ensemble are also welcome to participate. Please confirm rehearsal dates with Julie.
Contact: Julie Assel