Music at Bethlehem
Music Opportunities

The music of Bethlehem Lutheran Church is one of its great strengths and is central to our rich liturgical life.  It is dedicated to fulfilling our mission to lead the congregation in worship and share the gospel.

We offer our musical gifts trusting that God will speak through the music we offer to all.

There are many ways your musical gifts can be shared.  Please contact Marshall Jones to find out more.

I have put together a Google form to gather information on who is willing to be a part of the different ensembles we could possibly have at Bethlehem in the fall of 2021. I would like to be able to start planning for next year this summer, so I would like to have responses in by June 15th at the latest in order to begin planning. Here is a link to the form: Fall 2021 possibilities

Below you will find the latest Hymn Histories Zoom meeting exploring three hymns each week and the background of that hymn as well as its connection to our readings for the upcoming Sunday. You will find the latest choir or handbell devotions that have been shared to remind us of what our role as a choir or handbell ensemble is in worship even in a time that we may not be able to sing or ring together in the ways we have in the past. 

Lastly, at the bottom of the page you will find information about a new resource for worship, All Creation Sings, and some links to information about that resource. Music from this resource will be shared every few days on the church facebook page as a way to explore this resource and hear what God is speaking to us through the music we sing. 

Half Hour Hymn Histories
Come explore the history and background of the hymns for each upcoming Sunday

We will meet in person in the chancel area of the sanctuary or via Zoom at 8 PM on Wednesdays each week where Marshall will share some of the hymns for each Sunday along with some history about the hymn text, tune, and the people who wrote them. Please join us:

Hymn Histories Zoom link

Meeting ID: 854 0106 0009
Passcode: V97Hah

 

Hymn Histories

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Choir Devotion

In the year that King Uzziah died..

Handbell Devotion

Pentecost
All Creation Sings
hymnal supplement

All Creation Sings is the new hymnal supplement to the ELW hymnal. This resource has a great variety of music for worship. I will be posting videos of a few new hymns and songs from this resource on the church’s Facebook page each week. Here is an excellent article from October’s Living Lutheran that gives some insight into the process that led to this resource: Here is also a link to a playlist that is a sample of some of the music.