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Music at St. John’s

“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all you lands!  Serve the Lord with gladness; come before God’s presence with singing.” Psalm 100: 1-2

At St. John’s, we seek to embody the rich heritage of the Lutheran Church through traditional, corporate worship and excellent music programs.  Music is an essential part of our liturgy where we come together as one to praise and glorify God.  Our parish choir, children’s choir and handbell choir regularly offer their music on Sunday morning as well as other special services during Advent and Lent.  St. John’s offers many programs to allow each person to grow in their faith journey.  We would love to have you join us in our music ministry!

Parish Choir

The parish choir provides musical leadership and offerings every Sunday of the year. Adults and teens of all musical abilities are welcome to join our volunteer choir! Choir rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7PM. Contact Ken Turner for more information.

Handbell Choir

St. John’s Handbell Choir forms several times a year to offer their music in Sunday worship. The Handbell Choir rehearses on Wednesday nights at 6:30PM. Contact Ken Turner for more information.

St. John’s Brass Ensemble

The Brass Ensemble forms seasonally to offer their gifts on special Sundays such as Reformation and Easter. This group of volunteers also gives of their time and talent to play at special occasions, fundraisers and dinners at St. John’s. Contact Rob Jenkins for more information.

 

St. John’s Tower Bells and Carillon

St. John’s has three tower bells, Faith, Hope and Love, that chime the hour as well as toll and peel during worship services, weddings and funerals. After chiming of the hour, our electronic carillon plays a different hymn tunes during the day.

St. John’s Organs

St. John’s Church is fortunate to have three pipe organs in our worship spaces. The front of our church houses the original instrument made for the building. Built in 1932 by M.P. Möeller, this was originally an orchestral instrument of 32 ranks. Today, the great division of the instrument is still playable. The second organ is located in the rear gallery and is used as the principal instrument for Sunday morning worship. Installed in 1986 also by M.P. Möeller, this organ is three manuals and 52 ranks. The third instrument is a small, one manual organ built by Otto Hofmann. The Hofmann organ is located in Wolf Memorial chapel.