Because of COVID-19, this year, more than any other, requires creativity and flexibility in Music Ministry. Although many things about the Music Ministry will be different this year, what will remain the same is its significant, meaningful role in St. Luke’s worship and congregational life. The Adult Choir and Handbell Choir will rehearse and perform in very small groups this year, instead of as full groups. Some of our activities will be virtual and others in person. New members are always welcome. The St. Luke’s Youth Choir is on hiatus for the time being; if any children or youth are
interested in singing or performing an instrumental piece at an upcoming worship service, I would be happy to work with them. Please watch the monthly newsletter for more details about Music Ministry opportunities this year, and if you have questions, feel free to email at or call me at (616) 345-855 ext. 18.

“…sing Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts…” Eph. 5:19

Music ministry is a priority at St. Luke’s. Each week, inspiring music lifts our hearts in corporate worship, teaching us about God and encouraging our life of faith. At St. Luke’s, we celebrate our faith through music that draws on the Anglican and Episcopal tradition. The St. Luke’s choir leads our worship with psalms, hymns, and anthems each week from September through May at the 9:30 a.m. Eucharist. In addition, we have occasional Choral Evensong, Healing Liturgies, and an annual Service of Lessons and Carols.

St. Luke’s is home to a fine mechanical organ built by Lynn Dobson, Op. 57 (1992), with 42 ranks and 30 stops. Both visually and aurally, the organ is a work of master craftsmanship. Its diverse palate of sound serves our liturgy remarkably well, and it is frequently used for community concerts and recitals.

Marilyn Ossentjuk is our current Minister of Music (Organist-Choirmaster)