First Lutheran Announces Easter Service Music
First Lutheran Church will have special music at both the 9 a.m. contemporary worship service and the 11 a.m. traditional worship service on Easter Sunday, April 21. The 9 a.m. contemporary service will be led by the Sacred Fire Praise Team under the direction of Kimberly King, worship leader and coordinator of contemporary worship.
There will be a half hour of prelude music beginning at 10:30 a. m. prior to the 11 a.m. traditional worship service. Musical selections will include a Trumpet Duet with Dan Miceli and Glenn Utter playing “Easter Proclamation” by Stephen Decesare. The First Lutheran Good News Ringers Hand Bell Choir directed by Karen Linn, will perform “Carillon of Praise” by Carol Moklebust. Pianist Helga Hulse, along with violinists Aaron Meacham and Boaz Meacham, will perform “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by J. S. Bach/Arr. by Helga Hulse; Marika Koch, soprano soloist will sing “Alleluia” (from Exsulate Jubilate“) by W. A. Mozart; and Brian Bogey, organist, will play Cesar Franck’s “Chorale No. 3 in A Minor” along with other festive organ selections.
The 11 a.m. traditional worship will include festive hymn processional “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today” and recessional hymn “Thine Is the Glory” accompanied by organ and brass.The First Lutheran Choir will perform “Early In the Morning” by Clifford McCormick; Offertory Anthem: Be Joyful and Sing! (accompanied by brass and organ) by Benjamin Dunford; and the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s “Messiah.” Julie Costantini, soprano soloist will sing “Alleluia” by Ferdinand Hummel at the communion along with congregational hymns “At the Lamb’s High Feast” and Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing!” Bogey’s organ postlude will be Charles Marie Widor’s “Toccata” from the “Fifth Symphony.” Worship participants at the 11 a.m. worship will include the Rev. Daniel K. Nagle, First Lutheran pastor, Peter Larson, liturgist; Marika Koch, hymn cantor; and Brenda Ecklund, Psalm cantor. A reception at 9:30 a.m. in the parlors will be held between the two festival worship services.