Music MinistryMusic ministry is an important part of life at First Lutheran. Several musical groups and opportunities enrich our worship and share the gospel in “letters and notes.”

Worship Music is provided by Kris McDonald. With a Viscount digital organ and a baby grand piano, we are provided with a variety of styles of music in our singing and reflection. Occasional string, brass and percussion instruments add spice and flavor to our praise of God and our celebration of the gifts of grace.

Music MinistryThe Chancel Choir sings in worship frequently during the year. Directed by Kris McDonald, their anthems represent a wide variety of music and make use of the gifts of the choir members. Accompanied by organ, piano, rhythm instruments, and occasionally the flute and handbells, the choir seeks to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. Music is selected with an eye towards the Biblical texts used in worship that day.

The Chancel Choir also shares their gifts in other ministries. Each year a Christmas Concert is presented, and music is shared at other special occasions during the year as well.

Music MinistryMost impressively, the choir sings at every funeral at First Lutheran, making an important contribution to the pastoral care during times of grief and sorrow.

New members are always welcome in the choir. They enjoy singing, but most of all, they enjoy the fellowship they have in Christ Jesus.

Cherub Choir – This group of singers could not get any cuter!  The group consists of kids ages PreK through first grade.  They sing whenever we have a willing group of toddlers.

The Handbell Choir presents occasional music and musical accompaniment using handbells. The eleven members led by Kris McDonald, are eager to “ring the gospel” in the beauty of handbell music.

Other music opportunities…

Music MinistrySummer Traveling Choir – This ecumenical choir group consists of choir members f rom a variety of churches in our area.  They sing at different churches every week during a segment of the summer, and have a lot of fun in the process!  To get more specifics, or to join, contact Kris McDonald.

Soloists, both vocal and instrumental, adult and children, add to the joy of worship as God’s gifts are shared. Especially treasured are the children who frequently share their voices, piano, and other gifts in worship.

Sunday worship

8:00 AM,
10:30 AM

with regular celebration of Holy Communion and a children’s message.
No staffed nursery available

Christian Education

for all ages
9:15 AM
(Sept through early May)


First Lutheran Church
1212 Minneapolis Ave.
Gladstone, MI-49837
Phone: 906-428-4565
Office hours:
Mon-Thu, 9am – 4pm
Friday, 9am – 12pm

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