“Those who sing pray twice.” So said 5th century bishop St. Augustine. We are encouraged in Colossians to “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
We at Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church do a great deal of singing in worship and we do believe it to be another form of prayer. Our fine Rufatti pipe organ leads us in worship and the musical organizations of which we are proud complement that leadership.
The Chancel Choir is open to adults (from high school and beyond) and rehearses on Wednesday evenings. We alternate singing at the 8:30 am and 10:00 am weekly Sunday liturgy and for both liturgies on Festival Sundays.
The Handbell Choir invites those with music reading ability to ring. The Bell Choir rehearses on scheduled Wednesday evenings and plays periodically in worship.
Youth - Children in church school receive instruction at scheduled times and play a role in worship liturgy several times per season. A yearly Advent pageant showcases their instrumental talents during the Prelude. They also sing gloriously during the week-long Vacation Bible School (VBS) in the summer.
Guest instrumentalists, often from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, enhance our worship life frequently throughout the year.
If you have musical gifts that you would share by participating in Mt. Lebanon Lutheran’s music Ministry, kindly contact Dr. Christopher Keenan, Director of Music and Organist.