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: Rev. Paul Haberstock and Phyllis King (also pictured: former organist Barbara Nayder); organist Jason Hill pictured below
MLC has a small choir of dedicated volunteers 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 5:30 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 2017 the Sunday of the Holy Trinity is June 11. The choir will be on vacation from Wednesday, June 14, 2017 through Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Rehearsals will resume on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 and we will return to singing for worship on September 10, 2017, the 14th 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, Ron Baker, Jason Hill, Rev. Paul Haberstock; (Middle row) Amanda Wiltjer, LaurenFindlay, Bernie Postlewaite; (Front row) Rosemary Schneekloth, Meredith Postlewaite, Sharron Davis, Phyllis King