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 has a small choir of dedicated members who sing traditional as well as contemporary church music. We have been as large as fifteen and as small as seven members. We always welcome new members. 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. You just have to love singing and be dedicated, showing up on time for rehearsals and worship services. Rehearsal is held on Wednesday evening at 5:00 PM.
The choir takes a long 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 2019 the Feast of the Holy Trinity is June 16, 2019. The choir will be on vacation from Wednesday, June 19, 2019 through Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Rehearsals will resume on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 5 p.m., and we will return to singing for worship on Sunday, September 8, 2019.
The choir will take a short break from rehearsing after Easter Sunday 2019. We will not rehearse on Wednesday, April 24 or May 1, 2019. Rehearsals will resume on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. WE WILL SING ON SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019 AND SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2019.
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 (church organist), Chaplain Paul Haberstock (choir accompanist/church organist); (Middle row) Amanda Wiltjer, Lauren Findlay, Bernie Postlewaite; (Front row) Rosemary Schneekloth, Meredith Postlewaite, Sharron Davis, Phyllis King (church organist)