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Music Director/Organist/Choir Director: St. Paulís Lutheran Church, Dillsburg  is seeking a Music Director/Organist/Choir Director to lead worship at the 10:15 Sunday morning service. The service is a traditional service of Holy Communion. There is one weekly service and one weekly choir rehearsal. We currently have an adult choir but have had a childrenís choir previously and may re-establish it. We have a Moller pipe organ (Installed 1941. It was rebuilt in 1989 to include a total of 11 Ranks). Additional special services throughout the year are Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Christmas Eve. Director will serve as a member of the Worship and Music Committee and will participate in liturgical music planning. For more information or to indicate interest and to provide credentials, please contact Matt Nielsen at mn030913@comcast.net. [Listed 1/22/2018]


Organist: Messiah United Methodist Church in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania is seeking an organist to lead the congregational singing during worship, provide worship music, and accompany the Chancel Choir. Messiah Church has a Moller Organ, purchased in 1924, reconditioned in 1949 and 1969. In 2016, the church again reconditioned the organ including rewiring all relays and stop switching components, adding the Peterson ICS 400 system to provide memory, and adding 12 new Walker digital voices for Great, Swell, and Pedal. We are currently accepting applicants for the organist position, hoping to hire in February 2018. Duties include weekly worship services at 9 a.m., Thursday evening Chancel Choir practice, and occasional services as needed. The organist does not play the last Sunday of each month and has two vacation weeks. For more information, call the church office at 717-532-4904. Resume with cover letter may be emailed to messiahumc@comcast.net with 'Organist Applicant' as the subject line or mailed to the church at 30 South Penn Street, Shippensburg, PA 17257. Please submit your application by February 8, 2018. [Listed 1/20/2018]


Organist/Choir Director/Chime Director: Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewisberry Pa. is seeking an organist/choir director/chime choir director. These positions may be split or combined and this will be discussed during an interview. Organist duties include playing for one 9:00am Sunday service & special services throughout the year (e.g. Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunrise, etc.). Choir Director duties include directing adult choir for the above listed services (September through May), 1 weekly rehearsal and planning music. In addition, the church has a hand chime choir that will need direction & performs about once/month. Please send resume to dikgip@verizon.net or to: Pastor, Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 863 Lewisberry Rd., Lewisberry Pa, 17339. [Relisted 1/14/2018]


Organist: The Camp Hill Church of God is seeking to fill a vacancy for a part time organist.  The candidate will be required to play Sunday mornings at 10:00 service in coordination with a Contemporary Music Director.  The organist may also be asked to play for Thanksgiving Eve service. Holy Thursday, Advent Services and weddings and funerals upon personal request.  The organist will be under the direct supervision of the pastor.  Salary offered is $8,000- $10,000 per year.  Please contact Steve Shover at stevedshover@yahoo.com. Stephen D. Shover, Camp Hill Church of God, 123 N. 21st St. Camp Hill, PA 17011. [Listed 12/6/2017]


St. Paulís Lutheran Church, Littlestown, Organist. St. Paulís is seeking an organist to lead worship at the 10:15 Sunday morning service. (9 AM in the summer.) The service is a traditional service of Holy Communion. Additional special services throughout the year are Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, mid-week Lenten services, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and occasionally as many as two community services every few years. The organist would work under the Worship and Music committee with the choir director and would also accompany the Chancel Choir. Most of the accompaniment of the Chancel Choir would be on piano and rehearsals for the choir are Wednesdays from 7-8:30 PM. The Chancel Choir begins rehearsals the last Wed. in Aug. and concludes practices in late May. St. Paulís has a very strong music program with about 16 members on the Chancel Choir. The organ is a Moller Pipe Organ opus 4961 and was originally installed in 1930. In 1963, the organ was rebuilt by Moller Organ Company and in 2012,  SDG Organ Company of Millersville rebuilt it and added some new features such as the trumpet stop. For more information please contact Ben Messinger at 717-359-4556 or benmessinger@comcast.net.  The position is open beginning Nov. 5, 2017. [Listed 10/15/2017]

Organist: Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, 208 Woods Drive, PO Box 374, Silver Spring Township, Mechanicsburg, PA, is seeking applicants for the position of organist/choir director.  Though the emphasis is for an organist, having the ability to lead a choir is an added plus.  The position is part time (12 -14 hours per week), and responsibilities include playing for one service per week, directing the choir during the festival seasons of the church year, as well as conducting choir rehearsals, playing for festival services, and periodic weddings and funerals.  Those interested in applying should provide a resume/curriculum vitae, certifications, and references to Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church at the address above and/or to the following email address:  calvarymechanicsburg@gmail.com.  [Listed 10/4/2017]


Organist: St. Edwardís Episcopal Church, 2453 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster PA, is in search of a permanent, part-time organist.  Responsibilities of this position include playing one service every Sunday morning (10:15 a.m.) as well as other special services during the church year (such as Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Etc), serve as accompanist for the adult choir rehearsals and anthems.  Contact Patrick Ishler, 717-683-6886 or stedsmusicdirector@gmail.com. [Listed 9/14/2017, extended 12/2017]




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