Music At St. John's
David A. Lincoln, Director
of Music Ministries
Music has played an
important role in the worship life of God’s people from the beginning of time.
From the spontaneous songs of Moses and Miriam to the soul-searching poetry of
the psalms; from complex choral works to simple hymns or praise choruses; from
very old to very new— music is a common language that unites God’s people of
every time and place, and allows us to share the gifts and insights of those who
have gone before us and lets us add our own creative expression to the songs of
the church that continue from generation to generation to our Lord, Jesus.
There are many opportunities
for anyone who likes to sing or plays a musical instrument to get involved in
music at St. John’s. To accommodate the busy lives of our families, our choirs
and ensembles are designed to have specific entry and exit points so that if you
cannot sing with a choir for the entire year, you can still participate for one
or more short seasons.
Senior Choir: All voices high school age and older. We sing a variety of
music from different time periods and genres to enhance worship. Join us for
rehearsals each Wednesday, 7:00 pm., from September through May.
of Praise: A variety of vocal and/or instrumental ensembles that provides
music for worship on various occasions throughout the year. Rehearsals and
performance dates are announced in “The Mission” and on the website a few weeks
in advance. Anyone is welcome to participate as their schedule allows.
Handbells: Adults high school age and older who read music are welcome to
play with our handbell choir which assembles seasonally for special occasions
throughout the year. It is a fun and unique way to use music to praise God.
Do you play a musical instrument and want to use your talents to serve the Lord
and His Church? There are many opportunities throughout the year to play in
smaller or larger ensembles and even some solo work to enhance our worship
services. Let us know if you play an instrument so we can get you connected.
Parents, children, grandparents— the whole gang can come together to prepare a
musical that is presented in late August each year. What a great way for kids
and adults alike to learn more about Bible stories while singing and having fun
together and building relationships with other families.
involved in choir has been great. I get to know people and create
friendships with a common bond over the love of music. Sure beats sitting in
a pew on Sundays and not getting involved. The songs we’re learning really
stick with you and I find myself walking around singing while I am tutoring.
This has opened doors for sharing my faith when they ask me what I am
singing about. It’s so easy to reach people through singing. Everyone loves
music! "~Kirsten – Music Ministry