Ministry at Emanuel
Lutheran Church is blessed to have so much musical talent within the
congregation. Music is an important part of our ministry at Emanuel.
Organist/Worship & Music Coordinator
On February 1, 2005, Angela Tonjes joined us as our Organist/Worship & Music Coordinator.
Angela has played the organ and coordinated music and worship at various churches in our
area for nearly 20 years. She has a wealth of experience and is a wonderful addition to
our worship at Emanuel.
40 year history of bell choir excellence is a record that is hard to
beat! In addition to the adult handbell choir, there is also a catechism
handbell choir and a youth bell choir, the Rainbow Ringers.
congregation also has outstanding brass musicians, ready and willing
to play! The brass choir plays mostly on special occasions.
Adult Vocal Choir has continued to grow over the past couple years.
We are pleased to have several high school youth participating on a
regular basis. A variety of musical selections are presented throughout the year with
different styles including traditional, contemporary, Gospel and classical. This group meets
nine months of the year and enjoys wonderful fellowship during rehearsals. A fall concert is presented
every year along with the bell choir musicians, soloists and instrumentalists. In October, the choir begins
practicing the music for their annual Christmas Cantata. This musical
event takes place on the third Sunday of December during the regular
Means of Grace Choir
Started in 2005, this small choral group sings mainly "a cappella," with no musical accompaniment. It consists
of a changing variety of men and women, depending on the musical selection. They sing four to six times a year
for special services.
Rainbow Ringers is a bell choir of Sunday School children in grades one through five. The bells they ring come
in a "rainbow" of colors, and are played with cue cards and pre-recorded musical accompaniment. The children
have a great deal of fun practicing twice a month after Sunday School classes, and play once a month in church.
The children in our Cherub Choir come to practice every Wednesday at 3:15 as part of the After School Club.
This group works to develop their musical skills, learns to sing with confidence, and has fun with music.
They are very energetic and also quick learners, and Cherub Choir is a rewarding experience for them.
They share their talents with the congregation once a month, and travel to area nursing homes to perform
twice a year.
Living Spirit is a contemporary Christian choir at Emanuel. High school
students, college students, and adults of all ages gather on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 to rehearse music
with a modern and uplifting feel. Practices are relatively short and are great for anyone who does not have
many hours to dedicate to rehearsal. Living Spirit usually sings once a month in church and also for all
Adult bell choir- Sunday 9:15am (Sanctuary)
Catechism bell choir- Wed 7:30pm (Sanctuary)
Adult vocal choir- Wednesday 6:30pm (Sanctuary)
Youth Choir- Wednesday 3:15 pm (Chapel)
"Living Spirit" choir- Wednesday 6:15pm ( Chapel)