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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

Contact us to sign up to share your musical talents - solo, choir, voice, instrumental, etc.

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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


November 24 - Native American Service with Bill Crowbeak, flutist

March 13, 2022 - Celtic service with Ruth Chapman, bagpiper