Monday, November 24, 2014

Grace Church Seeks Music Leader

Grace Church Seeks Music Leader

Grace Episcopal Church in College Hill seeks a musician who will help build up our Sunday morning congregation by leading us in a variety of inspiring worship music.

This person will:

· Provide music (hymns, service music, preludes, interludes and postludes) for Sunday morning services (usually Eucharist) and about five other liturgical observances throughout the year using organ and piano.

· Select appropriate music from a diverse array of musical styles including traditional Anglican and gospel, in consultation with the worship team and clergy.

· Add variety by involving guest musicians drawn from his/her network, as well as parishioners whom he/she encourages to offer their music gifts.

· Oversee the church’s music budget for guest honoraria and music purchase.

This position would be 8-10 hours per week with a salary commensurate with American Guild of Organist standards.

Mail or email questions or resumes care of Roger Perna to: or

Grace Episcopal Church
5501 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati OH 45224

About Grace Church.

Worship and Music:

· We have a core worshipping congregation of about 30 on a typical Sunday. We do not have a choir.

· Sunday worship is led by a rotation of celebrants or officiants. The worship team leads the planning process.

· Currently, music support is provided by supply musicians on a Sunday-by Sunday basis.

· We currently use music from four hymnals: the 1982 Hymnal, Lift Every Voice and Sing II, Wonder Love and Praise, and My Heart Sings Out, plus a few other sources. We want to add “call and response” music to our mix.

· Most worship services are in our beautiful nave. Summer worship is in our air-conditioned Great Hall, which gives us the opportunity to do worship in less formal styles than is possible in the nave. Sometimes we worship outdoors.

· Instruments: The nave has a Moller pipe organ and grand piano. The Great Hall has a small grand piano. We also have an electronic keyboard with amplifier and speaker.


Through over a dozen partners, we support spirituality and healing ministries that bring hundreds of people to our facility every week. About 75% of our budget goes to support these partner ministries.

Our two most important outreach programs are:

· A monthly healing service offering a variety of healing modalities plus drumming that draws non-traditional healers and from 40 to 80 participants from all over the Greater Cincinnati area.

· A free weekly community dinner that feeds 50 to 100 people.

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