Category Archives: Music

Advent Preaching by Cantata

By the end of December, I will have prepared and delivered fifteen sermons or devotions for services during this month. These are for our Sunday Divine Service, as well as Matins and Vespers services for Advent and Christmas. But in … Continue reading

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Virtual Organist

If your church… …struggles to find an organist to play for services …uses MIDI or Hymnsoft for services, but would appreciate something better …needs to find a way to give organists a Sunday off …wishes for a well-trained church organist to … Continue reading

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Lutheran Public Radio – Music for the World

I’ve been listening to this whenever I can. Check it out! The reformer Martin Luther had this to say about the Holy Spirit, God’s Word and music: The Holy Ghost himself honors music as an instrument for his proper work … Continue reading

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Lutherans Confess from Generation to Generation

Here’s a great video and post from Paul McCain’s Cyberbrethren blog: Confessing the Faith…Through All Generations – In Honor of Lutheran Schools Week (Featuring Lyle Lovett) Here is a beautiful YouTube video of the reading of the Nicene Creed which … Continue reading

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Evening Hymn

I can visually remember the words of the hymn up on the overhead in Mrs. Kraus’ first grade classroom. “Lord Jesus, who dost love me…” I can also remember having difficulty finding the hymn in the hymnal at home because … Continue reading

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VBS Music

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Christmas Medley

For those of you who haven’t seen this on Facebook or YouTube, here is a little video of the kids singing a few Christmas songs. We got a new video camera for Christmas, and it’s perfect for exactly this kind … Continue reading

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Navidad de las Luminarias

Last night I attended the annual Christmas concert by the Bruce Nehring Consort in El Paso. I went last year, and wrote about it here. My impressions were pretty much the same as they were last year (since the sang … Continue reading

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Singing the Catechism

In 2006, we introduced Concordia Publishing House's new Sunday School curriculum, Growing in Christ, to our congregation in California. We did that for several reasons, but probably the biggest reasons were that it followed the flow of the church year … Continue reading

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Strings & Choir

Yesterday I attended another performance by the Bruce Nehring Consort of El Paso. This one featured Charles Gray, a violinist and conductor from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, and substitute violinist with the Minnesota Orchestra. The concert focused on … Continue reading

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