First Lutheran Church
1212 Minneapolis Ave.
Worship Music is selected by the worship team with an eye towards the Biblical texts used in worship that day. The music is presented by our Chancel choir, praise band and occasionally a variety of string instruments add flavor to our praise of God and our celebration of the gifts of grace.
The Chancel Choir sings in worship frequently during the year. Directed by Ray Miller and accompanied by Paul Rajala, their anthems represent a wide variety of music and make use of the gifts of the choir members. This may include soloists, duets or other groups. Accompanied by organ, piano, rhythm instruments, and occasionally handbells, the singers and musicians seek to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Most 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.
The Handbell Choir presents occasional music and musical accompaniment using handbells. The members, led by Kris McDonald, are eager to “ring the gospel” with the beauty of handbell music.
Guest musicians, both vocal and instrumental, add to the joy of worship. Soloists, groups, organists, pianists, and our Praise Band are a delight to hear as they share their gifts of music.