“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” —Martin Luther

Music in the Lutheran faith tradition is not seen as an ornament or flourish to the liturgy and worship service, but rather holds an integral part in proclaiming the Word of God.

We believe that music invites everyone into the service of the liturgy, each participant bringing one’s own unique gifts and talents to the worship service. Our musical gifts help to proclaim God’s Word and adorn God’s sacraments. Above all, we use our music to glorify God.

Here at St. John’s we encourage all to be a part of this celebration.

For cultivating and using this art, we provide:

  • Various choirs and instrumental groups for people of all ages.
  • Opportunities for youth and adult instrumentalists and vocalists to lead and enhance worship.
  • Opportunities for participation in special programs on festival days, at concerts, and activities throughout the year.
  • Music in which all worshipers can glorify God in hymns, psalms, songs, and chants.

See Our Choirs & Ensembles page for information about St. John’s choral and handbell choirs and instrumental ensembles.


  • Summer is here! The “Bread of Life” liturgy returns at 10:30 AM, starting June 18th. Musicians interested in sharing their music during the summer months, accompanying the liturgy, or serving as cantors are encouraged to contact the Director of Music.
  • Join us at 10:20 AM on Sunday mornings for 3 more summer Hymn Sings: July 23, August 20, and September 10.
  • One-Day Choirs will be offered on July 30 and September 3. Come for rehearsal at 9 AM and sing for worship at 10:30 AM.
  • A One-Day Bell Choir will be offered on August 13 or August 20. Advance sign-up is necessary. Call the church to sign up.

Photos by Michael Cook and Ken Bryson

Looking for information about St. John’s 2016–2017 Concert Series? Click here. To contact the Concert Series committee, email

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