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Liturgy

We use the Lutheran Service Book (2006) for our worship, and rotate through various settings of the Divine Service and Daily Office. A list of the upcoming hymns with links to assorted recordings is available as an Excel file or a Google document (for Apple and other devices).

Ensembles

Senior Choir

Open to anyone in high school and older, the Senior Choir sings weekly for the Divine Service, following the communion service schedule. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm in the sanctuary.

Junior Choir

For children in grades three through eight, this choir combines the Kodály Concept with the Royal School of Church Music’s Voice for Life program to continue the musical development begun in Preparatory Choir. Choir members grow spiritually as they develop an understanding of the texts they sing and are instructed in the meaning of the liturgy. The Junior Choir sings approximately twice a month and for special services, sometimes joining the Senior Choir.

Preparatory Choir

For children in kindergarten through second grade, this choir uses the Kodály Concept to develop basic musicianship through singing the hymns of the church and occasional anthems. The Preparatory Choir sings approximately once a month, sometimes joining the Junior Choir.

Christmas Choir

Composed of members of the regular choirs and additional volunteers, this ensemble sings for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. Sectionals and full rehearsals are coordinated on a week-to-week basis during December.

Instrumentalists

Instrumentalists with at least two years experience are encouraged to play in worship. Brass ensembles are often organized for major feast days.

Handbells

Rehearsing on an “as needed” basis, handbells support worship by accompanying the choir or liturgy.

Symphonic Bells of Bloomington (SBB)

Faith Lutheran is proud to host this advanced community handbell ensemble. SBB is committed to promoting the art of English handbell ringing through performance, education, and community outreach. For more information on joining the ensemble or upcoming performances, visit www.symphonicbells.com.

Our Instruments

The Organ: Reuter Organ Company, Opus 2145 (1991), two-manual, nineteen ranks

The Piano: Wurlitzer Baby Grand

The Harpsichord: Zuckerman single manual with walnut case, assembled by and on-loan from member Fred Barsun

Bells: Four-and-a-half octaves of Malmark handbells and three octaves of tone chimes

Our Cantors

Priscilla Weaver Gabriel (2015-present)

Robert Cruz (2010-2015)

Julie Potts Grindle (1992-1995; 2002-2010)

Elizabeth Waldon (1999-2002)

Chris Loemker (1996-1999)

Wendy Markosky (1995-1996)

Faythe Freese (1986-1988; 1989-1992)

Sharon Follingstad (1986-1988)

Wayne Peterson (1985-1986)

Milton Martin (1963-1985)