Lutherans have been known since our origins as a "singing church" for good reason. We love to sing together as congregations. Martin Luther wrote numerous hymns to not only praise God but teach the faith to the people singing them. We have a wealth of tradition not only in our doctrine, but in music as well. Not only do we need to pass on the teachings of our faith to the next generations, but the music that proclaims it as well. In MUSICA SACRA, we will learn about hymns, musicians, and leading the Church in song.
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Musica Sacra: Find Your Rest
September 9th, 2020
Christians might use the term, "the simul" as a cool phrase but it's vital to begin to acknowledge the depth of the term, so that we might understand how meaningful it truly is. ...
Musica Sacra: Back to Bach
August 25th, 2020
Bach had a love for music from his earliest years. He thought in notes, compiled ideas in chorus, and expressed himself in music to the glory of God alone. Even while young he once said, "I play the notes as they are written but it is God who makes the music."...
Musica Sacra: Nurture the Music
August 12th, 2020
As I've gotten older, my relationship with music has changed from a mere hobby into something more. It has become something that I feel called to do. This shift was very much influenced by my involvement with Higher Things. ...
Musica Sacra: The Church Musician in You
August 5th, 2020
The Gospel comes to us extra nos, meaning "from outside of us," just as music enters our ears to calm our sadness and turn it into joy. Luther said that next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. It comes to us as a gift, just like the Gospel. Through faith, music is our prayer for peace, our bold confession, and our desperate plea for mercy that cries out, "God, be merciful to me...
Musica Sacra: Hymns Are for Proclamation
July 14th, 2020
The proclamation of God's Word from the pulpit convicts us of our sins, brings us the balm of the Gospel, edifies our faith, makes the heart glad, and drives the devil from our ears. Don't our hymns do the same thing? Hymns are like sermons set to wonderful melodies and beautiful timing. ...