John Burke - Organist, pianist, composer
Nancy McNeal - Luther Choir Director, Vocalist
Heather Rohde - Youth Worship Music Director, Praise Vocalist
Jenny Naida - Rhythm & Blues, Jazz Vocalist
Nancy McNeal - Flute
Shaun Faust - Guitar
Karl Herman - Bass
Tom Kotick - Percussion
Rachel Knaggs -Trumpet
Aaron Reising -Trumpet
Hope Rohde -French Horn
Jenna Malloy -Trombone
Nathan Reising -Tuba
Otto Weight - Guitar
Music is a key avenue through which God is praised in worship. More than 500 years ago Martin Luther wrote, "Music is a gift of God. Next to theology, I give music the highest place and the greatest honor."
St. Matthew is blessed with many gifted vocalists and instrumentalists, who willingly enhance our worship, giving glory to God. Their personal witness provides inspiration and comfort. Musical worship themes change throughout the year, including Traditional, Praise, Jazz, Beatles, Native American, Holden Prayer, Chicago Folk and Rhythm and Blues, led by John Burke.
The Luther Choir at St Matthew has a very long history of helping to lead our worship. Currently, there are fourteen members who faithfully attend Wednesday evening rehearsals from 7:30-8:30 p.m. During our rehearsals we prepare anthems for Sunday services as well as for the special seasons of the year. We meet from late August and our season ends at Pentecost and Trinity Sundays. Several of our members prepare special music for the summer services. If interested in joining us, contact Nancy McNeal.
UPCOMING Worship . . .
Sunday, July 18: 10 a.m. ELW worship
Sunday, 25 July: Two services as follows:
10 a.m. worship service at Burke’s Barn with picnic to follow.
6:30 Holden Evening Prayer service at St. Matthew
Sunday, August 1: 10 a.m. ELW worship
Sunday, 8 August: Two services as follows:
10 a.m. outdoor worship service at Buckeye Woods.
6:30 Compline service at St. Matthew
Sunday, August 15: 10 a.m. Rhythm and Blues
Sunday, August 22: 10 a.m. ELW worship
Sunday, August 29: 10 a.m. Praise service
FUTURE. . .
November 24 - Native American Service with Bill Crowbeak, flutist
March 13, 2022 - Celtic service with Ruth Chapman, bagpiper