We are so privileged to make many different kinds of music here at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Martin Luther taught us that music is a beautiful and unique offering of divine creation:
“I wish to see all arts, principally music, in the service of him who gave and created them. Music is a fair and glorious gift of God. I would not for the world forego my humble share of music. Singers are never sorrowful, but are merry, and smile through their troubles in song. Music makes people kinder, gentler, more staid and reasonable. I am strongly persuaded that after theology there is no art that can be placed on a level with music; for beside theology, music is the only gift capable of affording peace and joy of the heart…the devil flees before the sound of music almost as much as before the Word of God.” Martin Luther
We hope that you will be blessed by the music at Emmanuel. Whether you attend the traditional services with the organ in the sanctuary or the more contemporary (Alive) service with guitar and drums in the Family Life Center, there is a place for you to worship and praise God through music.
Soli Deo Gloria*
Joyce Finlay, ELCA Deacon for Music and Worship/Organist
*J.S. Bach has often been called “the fifth evangelist”. He was one of the most successful and prolific writers of music of all time. When he composed a piece of music, he wrote the following words at the top of the composition: “Soli Deo Gloria”: TO GOD ALONE BE THE GLORY.
How can I participate?
Do you like to sing? Consider joining the Emmanuel Choir.
Ken Wistrom, Choir Director
Do you play a musical instrument, and would you like to share your talents on a Sunday morning?
Joyce Finlay, ELCA Deacon for Music and Music