First Lutheran Church

Gladstone, Michigan

1212 Minneapolis Ave.
Gladstone, MI-49837
Phone: 906-428-4565

Music

 

Music 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 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.

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.

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.

Other music opportunities…

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.