Music Ministry


Summer is upon us, and the Chancel Choir is looking forward to a little break from choir rehearsals. Please consider singing or playing a solo (or duet or small ensemble) to enhance worship this summer. Kids and teens are also encouraged to come forward and share their gifts with the congregation. Don’t hide your light under a bushel.

Let it shine!

Enjoy a snippet of Melody Stone-Wald singing “Face Down”.

Maria’s contact information is or (240-342-2529)

Maria Sampogna, Organist and Minister of Music


For high school students and adults interested in music with or without a musical background, who are willing to sing and provide choral music for the congregation.  Rehearsals are held during the school year – Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. to resume in September!


The churches five-octave handbell choir is composed of adults and high school students.  The ability to read music is a prerequisite.  We are seeking members for the handbell choir.  Rehearsals are held during the school year – Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. to resume in September.



The Praise Worship services offer contemporary music and hymns on the second Sunday of each month at the 11:00 a.m. service. To resume in September.

OGLSY Praise Band


Maria began her musical career at the age of eleven when she had her first organ lesson.  She acquired her first position at All Saints Episcopal Church in Syracuse, New York when she was thirteen.  As an adult, she studied organ under the direction of Will O. Headlee at Syracuse University.  She also participated in the French Organ Music Seminar where she had the opportunity to learn from the greatest organists of our time, including Olivier Latry, Daniel Roth, Naji Hakim, and others.  She has played many of the historically important organs in Paris, including the magnificent organs of St. Sulpice and Notre Dame.

Ms. Sampogna is a resident of Olney and works at Washington Christian Academy!  She enjoys leading the congregation in song, prayer, and praise.