" In the celebration of Word and Sacrament, we proclaim faith in the Triune God, confessing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, God has redeemed us from sin and fashioned us into a new creation. We invite you to join us and to become a part of our church family!"
The Lordship of Jesus Christ is proclaimed in our midst and His loving presence is celebrated in both Word and Sacrament.As part of God's creation made new in Christ, the people of God sing and make music around the sacramental elements, words, and actions that bear God's grace. Music illuminates God's word, helping it to resonate in the hearts and memory of the community of believers gathered and the individual.From worship,we are sent with grateful hearts, bearing the witness of Christ to each other and all we encounter. It is through worship that the Holy Spirit empowers us to participate in God's mission to the world.
“Those who sing pray twice.” So said 5thcentury 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 from 7:40-9:00. They sing at the 10:00 liturgy weekly and for both liturgies on Festival Sundays.
The Handbell Choir invites those with music reading ability to ring. The Bell Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 and plays monthly in worship.
Children in church school receive instruction twice monthly with Dr. Kimberly Steinhaur, and play a role in worship liturgy several times per season. A yearly Christmas pageant showcases their instrumental talents during the Prelude.
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 Larry Allen, Director of Music and Organist.
As Lutheran Christians, we recognize the canonical Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God which provides the authoritative norm for life in faith.
--Educational Ministries reach, teach and nurture all of God's people as we equip them to be disciples of Christ for the Glory of God
--Sunday School for all (ages 3 through adult) meets at 9:40 AM September through May. Additional Adult Bible educational opportunities and Bible Studies are offered throughout the year.
--Vacation Bible Study is 9:00 AM-Noon, July 13-17, 2015.
--First Communion instruction is offered to second graders May 3, 10 and 17, 2014.
--Confirmation instruction is offered over a 2-year course cycle, beginning in 7th grade.
--Cradle Roll educational materials are mailed to parents of children between birth and age 3.
--More information on our Christian Education program is available in our Parent-Student Handbook.