The music ministry at St. Luke’s continues to be, as it has been for generations for our parishioners and community, an integral and inspiring element of worship and outreach. Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, St. Luke’s has continued to bring forth beautiful music for the glory of God.
The Pandemic gave us great opportunities to continue to bring forth music with our handbells. During these past few months, we now have begun a Youth Bell Choir and an Adult Beginner Bell Choir in addition to our Sanctuary Bell Choir. Our Youth Handbells meet on Sundays at 4PM; our Adult Beginner Bell Choir meets on Mondays at 6:30PM, and our Sanctuary Bell Choir meets on Wednesdays at 6PM. Check out our Sanctuary Bell Choir’s Spring Concert below:
Our Sanctuary Choir has recently started singing together again after a long hiatus! While we began by wearing facemasks and spaced out in our chapel in separate small groups, now all who are vaccinated are invited to remove their masks and join us in song. They alternate from week to week between singing anthems in the 8:30AM or 10:30AM worship services.
During our months of quarantine, St. Luke’s was blessed with the opportunity to purchase an Allen organ console that not only offers more varieties of sounds and gives us a better functioning console, but marries with our existing pipes perfectly! The Allen organ company is an American organ manufacturer that specializes in digital organs and hybrid organs (digital and pipe combined). Allen is highly regarded in the organ arena worldwide.
To learn more about our new organ console, check out our newest video series, Chatting with Chad, as our music director, Chad Martin, educates and shows us more about this wonderful instrument.
Chatting with Chad
Additional Musical Opportunities
From the start of the Pandemic, St. Luke’s has been working on new ways to share socially-distanced music ministry together while apart. One of our ministries included, The Masked Music Series, where we tuned in to find out which church members would provide special musical pieces each week. Before that, we had our Covid Classics Series, which included musical pieces presented each week by our pastors and music director. Scroll down to see our Masked Music Series and Covid Classics Series below.
The Masked Music Series
- Masked Music Series Introduction
- Episode 1: The Doughterty Family
- Episode 2: Sherry Matschink
- Episode 3: KimDunbar
- Episode 4: Meredith Wilson
- Episode 5: William Hoelz
- Episode 6: Merry Ard
- Episode 7: The Aubrey Family
- Episode 8: Chad Martin
- Episode 9: Jan Dyer
- Episode 10: Daryl Freshman
- Episode 11: Carol Shaeffer
- Episode 12: Phil Fail
- Episode 13: Rice and Martin
- Episode 14: Roxanne Palenshus
- Episode 15: Amy Zielke
- Episode 16: Youth Bell Choir
- Episode 17: Janie Williams
- Episode 18: Jan Dyer