Sunday, February 18, 2018

Church Music Groups

“Sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things.” — Psalm 96:1

Music is the tool through which our choirs and musicians reach into our hearts and convey the true presence of Jesus Christ during our worship experience.  Music proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ as it inspires and encourages us, as it soothes the heart, and as it lifts praises to our God.

Musical variety is as important as the music itself.  God created His people with differing tastes, so we aim to provide a variety of types and styles of music to enrich worship at Saint Luke.

If God has blessed you with musical talents and abilities, we encourage you to use those gifts to enhance our worship!  For more information on how to become a part of the music ministry at Saint Luke, please contact our Director of Church Music, David Kellen, at


Joyful Spirit is an inter-generational choir which sings at the 8:00 traditional service. Singers ages Junior High through adult make up this group. Joyful Spirit sings approximately twice a month from September through May. It forms the nucleus of the Festival Choir. Rehearsals are usually Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 in the Music Room. Rehearsal times may change slightly when the Festival Choir is also rehearsing. The director is David Kellen, Director of Church Music.

2016-2017 Joyful Spirit Choir

The Festival Choir brings all musicians of the congregation together to sing for special seasonal and festival worship services, such as the Christmas Cantata, Holy Week, and other events such as Ordinations and Anniversary celebrations. Rehearsal dates and times will vary, depending on the season.

The Festival Choir is the perfect opportunity for those looking for a short-term commitment in music ministry! The Festival Choir is directed by David Kellen.

This praise team is a dedicated ensemble of singers and instrumentalists (keyboard, guitar, drums) who lead the music for contemporary worship services. The group rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. New singers and instrumentalists are always welcome; an audition is required for participation. The praise team leader is David Kellen.


A youth praise team is formed to lead selected worship services during the year. Singers, as well as keyboard, guitar, and percussion players are needed to complete this group. Rehearsals are scheduled close to the time the group will participated in worship. The group is led by youth, under the direction of the Saint Luke Praise Team Leader, Vacant.


The Saint Luke Brass plays at festival services and other special worship services throughout the year. They will often accompany the choir and congregation. Rehearsals are scheduled as needed. The director is David Kellen.

This handbell group currently plays on three octaves of handbells and handchimes. Participation is open to high school students and adults who love music, enjoy good Christian fellowship, and can make a serious commitment to weekly rehearsals. Many of our ringers are newcomers to handbells, so don’t be afraid to join this uplifting music form! Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at either 7:35 or 8:00; the time may change due to Festival Choir rehearsals. The director is David Kellen.


2016-2017 Alleluia Ringers

All highschoolers are welcome to ring in the high school handbell group.
Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7:00-8:00 PM. The Director is Carol Armbrecht.
If you play an instrument, there are opportunities to use your gift to serve God and His people in worship. There opportunities to play for special occasions in anthem accompaniments, as prelude soloists or in small ensembles. Players of all instruments—keyboards, woodwind, brass, strings and percussion—are encouraged to introduce themselves to the Director of Church Music, David Kellen.

“Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.” – Psalm 95:1