PHLC Fall Music

It's hard to believe that it is already the end of July! It seems as though we'll blink our eyes and it'll be school time already! As we approach the fall, now is a great time to think about ways to get involved in different ministries at Pacific Hills. Of course, I highly recommend checking out one of the music ministries! We always welcome new Bell Choir or Choir members - all talent levels are invited! All you need is a positive attitude and an enjoyment of music!

A great time to try out the Choir without any commitment would be the next Pop-Up Choir on Sunday, August 8th at 9:15 a.m. in the sanctuary! All voices are welcome!

Regular choir will resume the last two Sundays of August for rehearsals to prepare for the fall. The initial choir schedule will be as follows:

  • August 22: Rehearsal only (9:15 a.m. Sanctuary)
  • August 29: Rehearsal only (9:15 a.m. Sanctuary)
  • September 5: No Rehearsal (Labor Day Weekend)
  • September 12: Regular Rehearsal (9:15 a.m.) and Service (10:30 a.m.)
  • Choir Rehearsal (9:15 a.m.) and Service (10:30 a.m.) Bell Choir Rehearsal (11:30 a.m.)

If singing is not your "thing" then maybe the Bell Choir is for you! If you can count to 4 and follow highlighter marks, you can play bells! The current ensemble has a variety of talent from beginners to veterans, so you won't be alone no matter what your talent level is! The first Bell Choir rehearsal will be Sunday, September 12th after the 10:30 a.m. service.

If you have any questions about joining a music ensemble, or maybe sharing a solo or small ensemble of your own, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Another opportunity to be involved is the Music and Worship Committee. This committee meets once a month after the 10:30 a.m. service and handles everything from music details, to communion elements, and to art. Additional insight is always great for the committee! If you have any interest in joining, please contact Paul Shultz. (Kim or myself can assist you in contacting him if needed.)

Lastly, a reminder that we have a Hymn Sing this Sunday that starts 10 minutes before each worship service in the sanctuary. Please come early and join us in singing hymns! Start thinking of your selection - the first to shout a hymn gets the pick!

In Christ,
Zach Hastings
Director of Music

Zach Hastings, Director of Music at Pacific Hills Lutheran Church Zach Hastings is the Director of Music at Pacific Hills Lutheran Church in Omaha Nebraska

Zach studied organ performance at Iowa State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music in 2016. He has been an organist, bell choir director, and director of worship primarily in the central Iowa area. He continually seeks opportunities to grow as a musician through various conferences and seminars. Zach currently serves on the Central Iowa American Guild of Organists (AGO) Executive Committee, and on the American Guild of Organists Young Organists (AGOYO) National Board.