Being Lutheran, our congregation accepts and teaches
Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the
Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers
can be summarized in these short phrases.
But is that all? GFS is
reaching out beyond its original beginnings to hopefully fill everyone’s heart
with love and joy and the word of God within and beyond the range of the
music. In the few days following the
decision on a band name, the following was witnessed.
Matthew 25:23 23 "His master replied, 'Well done, Good and Faithful
Servant! You have
been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come
and share your master's happiness!' What have you witnessed?
The efforts of those involved with the band including the AV
support team and the band itself feel it important to not only reach out to the
youth through scripture but through something everyone enjoys and can actively
participate in…..MUSIC. Whether it be standards by Casting Crowns or
Mercy Me, all the way to Toby Mac and Planetshakers, GFS members feel the best
way to communicate with their peers is to spread God’s word through close
contact devotion and harmonic overtones.
The band will primarily be comprised of youth members who
are preparing for confirmation or who have already completed their classes
alongside more experienced members of the congregation who are moved by the
energy of this group, who may be standing in from time to time if there is a
vacancy or just feel the need to help mentor and help these musicians excel at
what they do. The band will perform for
the Wednesday Night Live gathering but are not restricted to this event
alone. Performances include Vacation
Bible School, The Wave, church services, Christmas programs, outreach VBS
programs at other locations and ultimately perform at Camp Lone Star or other
The pathways are unwritten for these Grace Filled Servants who simply want to play their music and spread God’s
word to anyone listening, especially the youth.