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 Christ.
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.
Expressions 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.
Festival Handbells: Adults high school age and older who read music are welcome to play with our handbell choir which practices twice a month throughout the year. It is a fun and unique way to use music to praise God.
Orchestra ensembles: 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.
Family Theater: Parents, children, grandparents— the whole gang can come together to prepare a musical that is practiced throughout the summer and 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.
St. John’s Family Theater Presents:
“Thank You for the Music!” A Musical Revue
Friday, August 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 11 at 6:00 p.m. (Dinner Show)
Sunday, August 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Come to our tenth show! It’s a celebration of ten years of Family Theater, featuring songs from all the shows! You’ll be treated to solos, duets, and ensembles in a fast moving radio show format! You’ll hear tunes from “Sound of Music” to “Irving Berlin” and many other shows! Free-will offering for Friday and Sunday. Tickets are available for Saturday’s Dinner Show. Email Heidi Dahlstrand