Music Ministry


Music is a vital part of church and worship. While our ensembles take a break for a little while, here are some of the ways that we can use music to unite us:

     HYMNS - sing the tunes or read the words as a devotion or prayer alone or in your own small group at home.

     HYMN SINGS - we do a monthly hymn sing online that you can join. Watch our facebook page for details.

     RECORDINGS - listen to the sounds of your favorite music when you need inspiration, peace or joy                                                                         (apps like Spotify and Pandora are great!) Our spotify link is listed below!

     PRACTICE - use this extra time to improve your musical skills or learn more about making music in a new way.

     COMMUNITY - music is a universal language and participating in it brings us all closer together, even in these uncertain times.

           Are you interested in being a part of a virtual community to make music? Let Amy Schutte know!



     Find ways to move to the music at home on Go Noodle

     Print out and build your own model pipe organ

     Make some homemade instruments

     Learn some music theory

     Lorie Line is a local celebrity with very playable piano music. Browse her website to purchase new piano music for               

             yourself! (She even has EASY to play books!)


Have an idea for a hymn or piece of music you'd like to hear over the next few weeks? Please e-mail Amy Schutte to submit it for consideration! (Hymns/Organ or Piano pieces)

We have a wonderful ministry of music at Emanuel with lots of members of all ages and abilities involved! 

Please read below to see what's available and contact our Music Director, Amy Schutte, with any questions or to join a group!

Call Amy at 651-457-3929 X111 or e-mail at

"Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord." Ephesians 5:19

If you want to listen to music that we sing at our contemporary worship, join us on spotify! circlespotify

  • Christmas Cantata

    Due to COVID-19 there will not be a 2020 cantata. We look forward to having one in the future and will still continue to stive to make beautiful music, even without our BIG events! Our past cantatas have been:

    2002 Christmas Cantata: "Touched By a Child, Touched by a King"

    2003 Christmas Cantata: “The Christmas Promise” by Lloyd Larson

    2004 Christmas Cantata: “’Praise Noels’ Christmas Carols with Worship Songs” - arranged by Don Marsh

    2006 Palm Sunday: “Thank You for the Cross”

    2006 Christmas Cantata: “Festival Of Lights” by Tom Fettke

    2007 Christmas Cantata: “Follow That Star” (Play by Jeff Burkhart)

    2008 Christmas Cantata :”Festival of Carols”

    2010 Christmas Cantata: “A Christmas Offering”

    2012 Christmas Cantata: “Praise Noels”

    2014 Christmas Cantata: “Our King Has Come”

    2016 Christmas Cantata: “O Night Divine”

    2017 Christmas Cantata with Berea Lutheran Church: “A Cantata of Christmas Carols and Chorales” In Thanksgiving for the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation

    2018 Christmas Cantata involving all choirs and children

  • Emanubells

    Emanubells is our handbell choir! We typically ring level 2 music. We have three octaves of handbells and three octaves of handchimes. During COVID, we will be rehearsing on Wednesdays from 6-7 PM. We will have 4-6 people at each rehearsal (who is there will be set up ahead of time). Talk to Amy Schutte if you have an interest in joining bells. 

    Emanubells will begin in September 2021!

  • Emanuel Choir

    Emanuel Choir is a choir for singers of all abilities! We practice on Wednesday evenings (September - May) at 7:15 PM. During COVID, we will be rehearsing with a very small group so talk to Amy if you want to join. We will sing on Sundays with 4-5 people, socially distanced. 

    Emanuel Choir will begin again in September 2021!

  • JoyFul noize

    JoyFul Noize is our Youth Praise Team! We sing monthly and meet on the Monday before we lead worship. Schedule is below! All youth grades 6-12 are welcome to be a part of JoyFul Noize!

    JoyFul Noize will begin again in September 2021!

  • Petite praisers

    Petite Praisers is a fun, energetic choir for kids in grades 1-6! We sing a lot of contemporary music, some traditional and have a lot of fun! We will be meeting on Wednesdays from 5-5:40 PM. We are looking to continue in January. Please talk to Amy Schutte for more information or if interested.

    Watch for details to begin in September 2021!

  • Praise Teams

    Our late service worship is lead by Praise Teams each week. 

    We have three adult praise teams and one youth praise team called JoyFul Noize. We alternate weeks for leading worship with each praise team. Rehearsals are Monday nights from 6-7 PM. 

    June - August 2021 Schedule

  • Sound System Volunteers

    One of the most important aspects of worship is sound. If you can't hear the Pastor or the music, worship has little meaning. Our sound volunteers are vital to ministry and we are always searching for more help! You need little to no experience and can be trained. Please contact Amy Schutte or any of the staff if you are willing to help out with live sound during worship services!

Music Ministry Forms

Please print out and complete the forms below each year that your child joins a choir. Return to Amy Schutte. Thank you!

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