Music Ministry

Come and Make Music with Us!

At Good Samaritan, music ministry starts with the congregation. We believe the congregation has an active role to play in singing the church’s story. Our musical ensembles are an extension of the congregation’s voice, enhancing worship on a weekly basis. Joining a musical ensemble also provides opportunities to:

Deepen our faith

Make a joyous noise

Serve through engagement with the community

Develop fellowship with others

There is no prerequisite for joining the music program; everyone is welcome!

  • All Music
  • Adult Musical Ensembles
  • Youth & Children’s’ Musical Ensembles
  • Samaritan Concert Series

Chancel Choir

Rehearsal: Online via Zoom on Wednesdays at 7 PM

Open to any adult who loves to sing. This choir provides weekly music at most Sunday services. This is a friendly, supportive group where you will be accepted and in addition, your faith will be nurtured.

Learn More: TBD

Youth Choir

Rehearsal: Wednesdays Online at 6 PM

Grades 6 – 12. This groups meets weekly to enjoy music, snacks and the sharing of “Highs & Lows.”  The Youth Choir provides fun and fulfilling music many times a year during Sunday Worship Service. All are welcome to join this group!
Learn More: TBD

Choristers Choir

Rehearsal: Wednesdays at 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM in Room 155

Grades 3 – 6. This choir provides children with the opportunity to learn more about worship. Part-singing is expanded and there are opportunities to play musical instruments and sing with the Youth and Chancel choirs.

Learn more: TBD

Alleluia Choir

Rehearsal: Wednesdays at 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM in Room 155

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade. Alleluia choir provides an opportunity for spiritual growth and development through music. Basic music fundamentals and music reading skills are explored.
Learn More: TBD

Cherub Choir

Rehearsal: Sunday mornings (part of Sunday School)

4 & 5 Year Olds. The love of music is nurtured in young singers through songs and musical games.
Learn More: TBD

Chancel Chimes

Rehearsal: Wednesdays online at 6:00 PM via Zoom

Good Samaritan’s adult bell choir performs monthly at Sunday Worship Services in addition to playing in festivals and concerts throughout the Twin Cities.

Learn More: Contact Sue Nissen at

Masterworks Choir

Open to all adults who want to participate in major Chancel Choir projects, but cannot commit to the full season.

Learn More: TBD

Homeward Bound

Rehearsal: Weekly Zoom Check-in Wednesday 7 PM

This is Good Samaritan’s contemporary music ensemble. This group presents a variety of original songs as well as familiar covers. In addition to performing monthly during a Sunday Worship Service, Homeward Bound also performs at other venues in the community.

Learn More: Contact Brad Carlin at Good Samaritan Homeward Bound

Instrumental Music Consort

For any musician who can play any instrument proficiently, we would love to add your name to our list. Perform on occasionally for offertories.

Learn More: TBD


Samaritan Concert Series

In keeping with our vision to build a loving community that serves near and far, the Worship, Music and Arts Ministry has put together an exciting concert series that brings some of the most talented musicians in the area to our church. Attend a concert with friends, family, neighbors or co-workers to experience the wonderful hospitality of Good Samaritan.

Join Our Reconciling United Methodist Church

Join Good Samaritan in Edina for inclusive and inspiring faith! If you’d like to visit our LGBTQIA-friendly Methodist church, contact us today. We look forward to welcoming you into our vibrant and compassionate community!

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