Music is very important in the Lutheran tradition. Dr. Martin Luther himself was a wonderful composer. His most well-known hymn is A Mighty Fortress Is Our God. Other famous Lutheran musicians are Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Carl Schalk, Marty Haugen and many more. During worship at MLC, the choir shares their talents, often joined by the congregation and Sunday school kids. The congregation lift their voices in songs of praise to God throughout the service, singing hymns and other songs which are carefully chosen to reflect the day's lessons, as well as the liturgy.
MLC organists: Chaplain Paul Haberstock and Phyllis King (organist Jason Hill pictured below)
MLC has a small choir of dedicated members who sing traditional as well as contemporary church music. While it would be helpful if you can read music, count and sing parts, you don't have to be a trained singer or audition to join. Rehearsal is held on Wednesday evening at 5:00 PM.
The choir takes a break after Trinity Sunday, which occurs late May to mid-June, depending on the date of Easter, normally resuming rehearsals some-time in late summer or early fall. In 2018 the Feast of the Holy Trinity is May 27. The choir will be on vacation from Wednesday, May 30, 2018 through Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Rehearsals will resume on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 and we will return to singing for worship on September 9, 2018, the 16th Sunday after Pentecost.
Singing during Worship on Sunday, September 22, 2013, the celebration of Pastor Larry's 40th Anniversary (photo courtesy of Bishop David Stechholz): (Back row) Pastor Larry Schneekloth, Ron Baker, Jason Hill (also serves as organist), Chaplain Paul Haberstock; (Middle row) Amanda Wiltjer, Lauren Findlay, Bernie Postlewaite; (Front row) Rosemary Schneekloth, Meredith Postlewaite, Sharron Davis, Phyllis King