Martin Luther once wrote, “Next to the word of God music deserves the highest praise.”  It’s no surprise, then, that Lutherans always have been known as “the singing church.”

The Lutheran church’s musical strength is in choral music.  It began with the Lutheran Reformation, which emphasized the congregation as the place where faith is lived, and hymns are the means by which key doctrines are carried to the members.  The choral tradition continues today.  While Sunday services and styles differ, a typical Lutheran service begins with a hymn of invocation, a song of praise, prayer or reflection on the season of the church year.  The hymn of the day builds upon the chosen Bible readings and reflects the message heard during the sermon. Most congregations sing additional hymns during Communion, and a final one at the end of the service that reminds them of what they learned.  Lutherans also embrace the prayers and other parts of the liturgy that can be sung. 


Trinity has recently added an informal choir that sings on the second Sunday of every month from September to May.  The choir practices at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings before worship.  If you love to sing we would love to have you be a part of this new and exciting way of praising God here at Trinity.