Mount Cross Lutheran Church
601 E. Highway 260, Payson, AZ 85541
Pastor Scott Stein


Music Ministry 

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs.
(Psalm 100:2 NIV)

We proclaim the risen Lord through meaningful worship experiences!

Music is a vital part of worship at Mount Cross and spans all ages with a wide variety of musical experiences. Both our traditional Lutheran worship led by choir and organ, and our praise worship service, provide opportunities for vocalists, musicians and multimedia technicians to use their God-given talents by lifting up and glorifying our Lord, Jesus Christ.

At Mount Cross we welcome and invite your participation in music during worship. One of the foremost ways we worship God is by singing hymns and songs as part of the congregation.

Give of your best to the Master; He gave His all for you!

Help us make a difference! Get personally involved with one or more of our Music Ministry opportunities. See our participation possibilities below, find one that is best-suited to your talents and join today. Contact the church office for information on how to volunteer.

Participation Possibilities

Chancel Choir: Adults and students ninth grade and older. Rehearses at 7:00PM on Thursday evenings, September through May. Sings at the 8:30AM traditional service and for special services (Christmas Eve, and Ecumenical services on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and the Tuesday before Thanksgiving). Presents special sacred choral music and cantatas at Christmas and Easter.

Summer Choir: Adults and students ninth grade and older. Rehearses at 8:00AM before the 8:30 service, June, July and August. Sings beloved, familiar hymns.

Mount Cross Bells: Adults and students ninth grade and older. Rehearses from 6:00 to 7:00PM on Thursday evenings, September through May. Plays at both the 8:30 and 10:30 services one Sunday per month, and for Holy Days in the liturgical year.

Special Music: Special vocal and instrumental music are welcomed as an important contribution to worship at all services. Individuals who wish to participate should contact either the Director of Music for the traditional services or the Praise Team Leader for our contemporary services. Opportunities are available for all ages.

Praise Team: Our vocal team is committed to leading the Praise service in authentic, exciting and joyful praise. A blending of hymns, spirituals and choruses is used to express our love and thanks to the Lord. Participation is open to all adults. The team leads worship every Sunday, year-round, at the 10:30AM service. They rehearse Wednesday evenings at 6:00PM.

Praise Band (Spiritual Warfare): The Praise Band was formed in January of 2009, the band includes musicians of all ages who have completed at least one year of structured instruction on their instrument. This is truly an inter-generational group with no limitations on age or instrument type. All are welcome! However, you must furnish your own instrument and be able to read music. The Praise Band plays on the last Sunday of every month, year-round, at the 10:30AM service. They rehearse at 6:00PM on the Wednesday evening prior to the last Sunday of the month.

Multimedia Support Team: Multimedia Support is an important and necessary part of our worship at Mount Cross. Advances in technology have brought us into the 'digital age' of audio and visual presentation. A year-round, volunteer support team is maintained in order to bring the best of these to our congregation. We now offer Sound Technician opportunities and will soon be developing the Lighting, Video and Projection media that will be utilized in our new sanctuary. If you are high school age or older and have the desire to help in this ministry, contact the church office for further details.

Computer Support: If you are knowledgeable and have practical skills in the computer field, our present staff will be needing volunteers to assist in Website development, graphic design, data-base administration and coding. The growth in this ministry directly corresponds to the growth of our campus. We need you. Contact the church office for further information on how you can volunteer.

If you are interested in being part of the music programs at Mount Cross, please contact:

  • Wes Hathaway - Praise Team Leader / Praise Band - e-mail:

  • Church office telephone number: 928-474-2552

Our Traditional Lutheran worship service is held every Sunday at 8:30AM.
Our Praise Service is held every Sunday at 10:30AM.


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