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: 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. ...
Musica Sacra: College Hymn Fail
June 25th, 2020
I encourage you to reach out and search for a love of singing, hymnody, liturgics, poetry, painting, sculpting, writing, incense making, sewing, creation of paraments and/or vestments, metalworking, playing instruments, or woodworking for liturgical furniture, etc. Just get out there and endeavor to beautify the church...
Musica Sacra: "All Christians Who Have Been Baptized"
May 29th, 2020
“All Christians Who Have Been Baptized” is a joyous gift from God, teaching us about original sin and our depravity. Yet it also teaches the absolute joys of living as New Creatures, baptized into Christ! At the same time, because we believe these truths of Holy Scripture, we joy in singing such a hymn....