Celebrating Music, Worship, and the Arts
Worship: Worship at Good Samaritan touches the heart and U the head. We strive to model an inclusive and inquisitive approach to the faith journey by discussing texts and issues that are relevant to our everyday lives. We seek to share thought provoking and inspiring messages through our music and the spoken word. Our worship is varied and includes music, prayers, and practices shared by peoples from many differing faith perspectives. Worship at Good Samaritan is open to all. We celebrate the diversity of human life and embrace everyone, no matter where they come from, what they look like, or what they believe.
Key Ministry Areas with contact for how you can participate
- Worship Arts, Contact Phillip Shoultz or Karen Anderson
- Acolytes, Contact Heather Miller
- Audio/Visual, Contact Phillip Shoultz
- Samaritan Arts Council, Contact Phillip Shoultz
- Ushering, Contact, Janet VanB or Carol Hipps
- Greeting, Contact Peggy Agan
- Fellowship, Contact Shirley Hammersten
G. Phillip Shoultz III, Director of Music, Worship, and the Arts
Phillip has dedicated the last eighteen years serving churches in the African Methodist Episcopal, Baptist, Presbyterian, and United Methodist traditions. In addition to his work at Good Samaritan, he serves as Associate Conductor of VocalEssence and is completing his doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota. Phillip enjoys a multifaceted career as a conductor, educator, singer, and speaker. Phillip sings professionally, adjudicates vocal festivals, and frequently appears throughout the US as a guest clinician. Phillip enjoys biking, jogging, and all things related to sports and food. He lives in St. Louis Park with his wife, Michelle, and their son, Malachi.
Worship Council: Our dedicated members of the Worship Team work tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure the Sanctuary is ordained appropriately for all festive, liturgical, seasonal and thematic occasions. This team also assists with logistics surrounding our sacraments and many other items related to worship. These members offer their time, talents, and creativity to help us better use all of our senses when worshiping the living God. We are very grateful for their gifts!