Choirs
Over the years, St. John's has had a strong music tradition and an appreciation for the importance of music in worship. Listed below are several opportunities to praise God through song.  New members are always welcome and we look forward to having you join us!
 
 
St. John's Choir  ~  This choir for high school and adult singers meets from September through May.  Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:00 pm.  Our choir shares diverse repertoire during the 8:30 worship services on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. 
 
People of Praise  ~  Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings at 5:30-6:30 pm in the Sanctuary.  The band leads contemporary worship at 10:30 each Sunday.  
 
Wednesday Worship Band ~ New this fall, musicians are needed to lead singing at 6:30 pm worship services on Wednesdays. Rehearsals take place in the auditorium upstairs at 6:00. Singers and instrumentalists are invited to participate.
 
Handbells  ~  St. John's bell choir rehearses from 5:15-6:00 pm on Wednesday evenings. We use a four octave set of Schulmerich handbells and three octaves of handchimes. The bells ring once a month, typically at our 10:30 worship services. 
 
St. John's Brass  ~  Brass groups offer music during festival Sundays, such as Reformation, Christmas Eve, and Easter.  They have also participated during Confirmation services, flag ceremonies, and 4th of July parades in past years.
 
 
 
 
Instrumentalists and vocalists are always invited to share special musical offerings during worship!
 
Sunday School Students sing during various worship services throughout the year. 
 
       
 
For more information or help finding your place in St. John's Music Ministry, please contact Minister of Music Mike Rathke (mrathke@stjohnslemarsia.org/712-546-8855) or click Contact Us.