Music Ministry at Emanuel's
The Music Ministry at Emanuel's Lutheran Church exhorts, uplifts, and encourages the body of Christ through song and worship. Director of Music Ministry Thomas Engler has created an atmosphere of celebration and reverence to God through music at Emanuel's since 1979. Below he is honored by Pastor Marcus and members of Council for his 40th year of service to the church. There is a place for you, too, in the Music Ministry at Emanuel's.
Members and friends of Emanuel's participate in a wide variety of musical opportunities throughout the church year. We welcome your gifts, interest, passion, and humor.
JUBILATION SINGERS (Adult Choir) rehearses on Wednesday nights in the Music Suite on the 3rd Floor from 7.30 until 9.00 and sings on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month and on Festival Sundays. Membership is open to anyone from high school age and older who has an interest in serving the church in this way. Reading musical notation is not a prerequisite for membership in that those skills will be taught within the context of the rehearsal. There are many opportunities throughout the year for solos and small ensemble singing. The Season of Service for this group is September through May. During June, July, and August, the group becomes the Summer Singers, and does not rehearse on Wednesday nights but rather 45 minutes before the service. Contact the Director of Music () for more information.
HEAVENLY RINGERS HANDBELL CHOIR rehearses on Wednesday nights from 6.30 until 7.15 in the Music Suite on the 3rd Floor and rings on 4th Sundays of the month and on Festival Days. The ringers’ season of service is from September through May. The singers and ringers occasionally combine forces for special presentations. Membership is open to anyone from high school and older who has an interest in serving the church in this way. Reading musical notation is not a prerequisite for membership in that those skills will be taught within the context of the rehearsal. There are many opportunities throughout the year for solos and small ensemble ringing. Emanuel’s is blessed with a 5-octave set of Schulmerich English handbells. Contact the Director of Music for more information.
INSTRUMENTAL PRAISE is open to anyone who wishes to play a band or orchestral instrument within the context of a worship service. This group attempts to play on 4th Sundays of the month and on Festival Days throughout the Liturgical Year. There are opportunities for solos and small ensembles throughout the year. Contact the Director of Music for more information.
MUSIC FOR CHILDREN The Music Ministry works with the Christian Education Department and the Day School to give young children among us quality experiences in music, both vocal and instrumental. Emanuel’s owns Bell Chimes, percussion instruments, and a whole host of delightful music making devices for the benefit of our young ones.
The Organ at Emanuel's
Emanuel's possesses a thirty-rank tracker pipe organ built by Robert Sipe of Dallas, Texas.