Music Monday

Welcome to another Music Monday at Good Shepherd, and thank you for tuning in. Today, we hear organ music by one of the greats: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Bach's “Fantasia and Fugue in G minor” is often associated with his journey to Hamburg. Many believe Bach wrote...

Music Monday: Which Marty Is It? Today we meet and hear music from two important musical Marty’s in the Lutheran church; Martin Luther and Marty Haugen. Luther is most known for posting the 95 Theses in 1517, teaching the doctrine of justification by faith alone, and...

Whether written as prayers and petitions, praise and thanksgiving, or promises of commitment, the hymns of our Christian faith tell the story of God’s faithfulness and of his great love. Some hymns were penned as a response to adversity and sorrow. Others burst forth as expressions...

Music Monday: Christmas in July As we begin this final week in July, we celebrate Christmas! Yes, Christmas in July; remembering that it is Jesus who is always with us bringing hope and light into a world of darkness. Especially now, as we continue living life...

Need some music to rejuvinate your Monday? Today’s Music Monday features a staple of the organ repertoire: Leon Boëllmann’s (1862-1897) organ blockbuster Suite gothique (1895). Although, Boëllmann’s promising career was cut short by tuberculosis at age 35, he managed to amass a catalog of more than...

"Be Still, My Soul" The formation of "Be Still, My Soul" as it appears in [most hymnals] covers three countries – Germany, Scotland, and Finland – and well over 100 years. Little is known about the author of this hymn. Katharina Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel was born...

Join in and sing these classic Lutheran hymns! Last month I  enlisted the help of the worship team to put together this hymn sing to take the place of our monthly Primetimers program! It’s too fun to not share beyond that audience! This is a collection of what...

Hymns Old and New God’s people have sung hymns in honor of the Almighty since the time of Moses and before (Exodus 15:1). David sang the “new song” God gave him and taught others to sing “a hymn of praise to our God” (Psalm 40:3). Jesus...

Music Mondays: "Amazing Grace" A reminder of God’s grace that spans the centuries is singing. The church hymnal is a distillation of our collective Christian heritage. This week, we focus on one of the most beloved and well-known hymns: “Amazing Grace.” By taking a musical journey...

We know that God works all things together for good for the ones who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose. —Romans 8:28   “In the late 1950s, life for many was a scary proposition. The Cold War had escalated to a point...