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Immanuel Lutheran church
Immanuel Lutheran church


Music in worship varies from season to season. We enjoy and treasure organ music. We also use a wide variety of musical instruments – strings, flute, piano, saxophone, oboe, brass chorus, hand bells, drums and more. We treasure both older hymns and newer songs.  Choirs, as well as solo singers, play a significant role in leading our worship. 

While the pattern remains the same, we use a variety of musical resources such as the Lutheran Book of Worship, Lutheran Service Book, Evangelical Lutheran Worship, “Now the Feast and Celebration” and “Holden Evening Prayer” by Marty Haugen, and “A New Song,” by Michael Burkhardt. 

Children's Choirs

Our Children’s Choirs sing several times per month during the school year.  We have four choirs; Genesis (grades K-1), Hosanna (grades 2-3), Alleluia (grades 4-5) and Jubilate (grades 6-8).

Adult Choirs

Our Adult Choirs sing approximately one to two times per month. They sing more during the festival times of the year.

Canticle Choir (Vocal Choir)

The Canticle Choir rehearses on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. During lent the choir rehearses on Thursdays at 7:00 pm. We are always looking for people who love to sing in service to the church. If you have the ability to match pitches you are a candidate for this choir.

Chamber Choir (Vocal Choir)

The Chamber Choir is an auditioned choir of 8 singers that is self- scheduled and sings about one time per month. Contact William Ickstadt if you are interested in this choir.

Handbell Choir

The Handbell Choir is an auditioned choir that rehearses on Wednesdays at 5:45 pm.

Vigil Choir

The Vigil Choir sings for the Easter Vigil and rehearses the two Saturdays prior to Easter. All ages are welcome to sing in the Vigil Choir. Family Choirs are created for other occasions such as anniversaries and installations.

High School

The High School Choir is for singers that are in their Freshman through Senior years of high school. The High School Choir rehearses on Sundays from 9:35 am to 10:20 pm.

Brass Ensemble

We create a brass ensemble for various festival services during the year such as All Saints, Christmas, Palm Sunday Easter and Pentecost. Please contact William Ickstadt if you are interested in participating.

Strings, Woodwinds & Percussion etc

We are interested in using a wide variety of instruments in the music ministry. If you are interested in playing, please contact Music Director William Ickstadt.

Contemporary Music Arts 

Matthew Rassmussen

Matthew Rasmussen serves as the contemporary worship arts director leading Eighth Day and contemporary worship on Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. He grew up in Kirkland, Illinois, and holds an undergraduate degree in Concordia Chicago, IL.

He has been serving as Lutheran Church for 3 years. Matthew is married to Sarah and they have three children.

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At Immanuel, we believe that you can be transformed by experiencing life with God in Christ. Our mission is to equip people for this kind of transformation by connecting people with Christ in a life of worship, learning, and service, whether you are exploring Christianity for the first time or grew up attending church.