Music Ministries

Music enriches worship with congregational song, choirs, ensembles and soloists. We encourage singing by the whole congregation and provide avenues for all ages to offer their musical talents. Choirs also have a supportive atmosphere with time for fellowship, prayers and a few service projects. There is a place for you in the music ministry here at First Lutheran! Some groups meet on a regular basis and some are very short committments. Join an existing choir or ensemble or help create something new!

Contact Bonita Johnsen, Director of Worship & Music, if you have questions or would like to share your musical gifts. 

Vocal Choirs

Four of our vocal choirs rehearse regularly September through May. New members are welcome throughout the year!

Adult Choir

  • Rehearses on Wednesdays, 7:10-8:10 pm
  • Sing in worship on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays (Sept-May) alternating between services - 8:15 am in September, 10:45 am in October, etc.
  • Director - Bonita Johnsen, Director of Worship & Music

Cherub Choir (K-2nd Grades)

  • Rehearses on Wednesdays from 5:00-5:45 pm
  • Sings once a month in worship, usually 3rd Sunday (Sept-May) alternating between services - 10:45 am in September, 8:15 am in October, etc.
  • Director - Jan Mares
  • Contact Bonita Johnsen, Director of Worship & Music, with any questions.

Chorister Choir (3rd - 6th Grades)

  • Rehearses on Wednesdays from 5:00-5:45 pm
  • Sings once a month  either the 2nd and 4th Sunday (Sept - May) alternating between services - 10:45 am in September, 8:15 am in October, etc.
  • Director - Erin Neibuhr
  • Contact Bonita Johnsen, Director of Worship & Music, with any questions.

Teens (6th - 12th Grades)

  • With the busy schedules of a teenager, short term music opportunities often work best. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let her know you are interested. She will add you to her mailing list and notify you when new groups are forming. High school students are also welcome to participate in the Adult Choir.

Special Vocal Ensembles

  • We often form small vocal ensembles to sing during worship throughout the year. If you would like to organize an ensemble or be a part of one, contact Bonita Johnsen, Director of Worship & Music.
  • Listen to this ensemble of young adults perform We Will Wait Upon the Lord during worship.

Instrumental Ensembles

Spirit Ringers

  • Advanced Bell Choir
  • Weekly rehearsals on Thursdays from 6:30-7:45 pm. 

Youth Bell Choir

  • Grades 7 - 12
  • Short-term commitment to play for festivals and several Sundays during the year.

New Ringer Classes

  • For adults and youth!
  • Watch for announcement of classes in First Glance and the VOICE newsletter.

Band and Orchestra Ensembles

  • Many small groups of all kinds throughout the year (brass, strings, woodwinds, small jazz band, big jazz band, mixed groups, 5th & 6th grade orchestra and more!)
  • Watch for announcements on the music bulletin board next to Bonita's office, in First Glance and the VOICE newsletter.

Listen to some past instrumental ensembles perform as part of our worship experience at First Lutheran:

A Piano Quartet: Spirituals for Eight Hands
Brass Band: Christ the King Sunday

Jazz Sunday Worship