"The fathers desired that music should always abide in the Church. But when natural music is sharpened and polished by art, then one begins to see with amazement the great and perfect wisdom of God in His wonderful work of music where one voice takes a simple part and around it sing three, four or five other voices, leaping, springing round about, marvelously gracing the simple part, like a square dance in heaven with friendly bows, embracings and hearty swinging of the partners. He who does not find this an inexpressible miracle of the Lord is truly a clod and is not worthy to be considered a man."
The Music and Worship program at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church is committed to five principal objectives outlined below:
1. TO OFFER MUSIC FOR THE GLORY AND BLESSING OF GOD.
We seek to offer the best music, in the best spirit, to the best of our ability to glorify our God. Our songs seek to articulate well-rounded theology of the gospel through-out the world, not disposable messages of our culture.
2. TO ASSIST THE CONGREGATION IN WORSHIP.
Music must always serve the worship, which necessitates a variety of styles
so that all may find a means of expressing glory to God through singing. We are a community committed to the blending and converging of both historic and contemporary traditions of worship.
3. TO AID OUR COMMUNITY IN DEVELOPING THEIR GODGIVEN GIFTS AND IN USING THEM TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES IN THE BODY OF CHRIST.
Music involves the whole being (body, soul, mind, and spirit) and is a pathway to that which lies deepest within us. We want to help our people develop musical skills so that they may have this form of expression and use it to the glory of God.
4. TO EDUCATE CHILDREN AND ADULTS IN THE MUSIC OF THE CHURCH AND INCREASE THEIR ABILITY TO WORSHIP THROUGH IT.
It has been said that ''we all like what we know. We must teach them to know more so that they will like more." Knowledge, acquaintance with, and understanding opens worlds of worship and celebration possibilities through musical art.
5. TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP AND PRAYER SUPPORT.
The choir is a unique place for fellowship, uniting diverse people, interests, and age groups in a common calling. We are here not just to make music, but also to worship through it and uphold one another in the name of Jesus Christ.