At St. John’s, we highly value music, and we strive to make full use of this gift of God’s creation in worship every week. Music sets a tone, guides, teaches, and beautifies. As Martin Luther once remarked, “Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world!”*
Music enhances worship at St. John’s in a number of ways, as described below. To find out more about contributing your musical talents in any of these areas, click here.
All worship services at St. John’s are accompanied by a large pipe organ that was installed in 1979. This beautiful 2025-pipe instrument is used not only for services at St. John’s but also for organ concerts. St. John’s is blessed to have a number of talented organists, both on staff and in the congregation.
St. John’s has three voice choirs, the Kantorei (adults and high school youth) and the Sunday School Choir (children), and the Rhythm of Faith Choir (children attending the Sound Words Academy on Wednesday evenings). Vocalists can also share their talents through solos, duets, and small group performances.
In addition to the voice choirs, St. John’s also has a handbell choir, Ecclesia Bells (adults and high school youth).
Individual instrumentalists also enhance our worship by accompanying other groups (e.g., piano, trumpet) or through solo or group pieces (e.g., string quartet). Members who are interested in sharing their instrumental talents are encouraged to contact the church.
* Luther quotation from Foreword to Georg Rhau’s collection, Symphoniae Iucundae