Worship at St Martin’s could not happen without the skills and service of many people. Numerous people put in countless hours of work so that we can keep our minds focused on the Lord during the worship services.
The Chancel Choir offers musical leadership at our 9:00a.m. worship service two to three times each month. The group meets for rehearsal every Wednesday (September – May) at 7:30 p.m. We enjoy singing classical, contemporary and global anthems and a diverse style of liturgical music. No musical experience is necessary, just a joyful heart and a desire to lead God’s people in worship.
Adult Bell Choir
Adult Bell choir meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 to prepare music for their monthly participation in Sunday and holiday worship. Formed in 2008 we have rapidly progressed in developing our skills with musical offerings in worship.
Youth Bell Choir
This group of talented young people currently includes 5th grade through high school. They rehearse on Sunday mornings following Sunday School during the program year and offer music for worship several times a year.
9:00 AM Sunday Morning
Our Sunday morning service is a blended or convergent style of worship with multiple styles of music. Each service is thematically based with the lectionary and is firmly rooted in our Lutheran tradition at the same time acknowledging that we have a big God and that no single type of music can respond to all that God is. We have a rich heritage of music given to us throughout the centuries and new texts and melodies are continually being composed to aid God’s people in worship. Our worship brings the old together with the new to create a unique expression of praise and thanksgiving.
Holy Communion is celebrated on the first and third Sundays of the month and on Church Festivals.
6:00 PM Wednesday Evening
Welcome Place Worship is held each Wednesday in conjunction with Welcome Place Wednesdays. This is an informal service designed for those just beginning their faith journey and those who have a lifetime of faith experience. Except for moving to 7pm during the six week season of Lent, this informal service is held at 6:00 all year.
Steve Basselman, Deacon for Worship and Music Ministries