Rejoicing with Music at Our Savior

The Lutheran tradition has always placed great importance in singing praise to the glory of God.  Wherever and whenever Christians gather, they sing songs of praise, songs of confidence and faith, songs of confession and contrition, songs of exile and rebirth, and songs of sin and salvation.  The gift of song in the Lutheran church serves as a means by which the Christian proclaims thanksgiving for the victory and salvation from sin won through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 
 
"Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through Music."
       ― Martin Luther
 
Choirs in the Lutheran church serve to help and support the gathered congregation, assisting and enriching the entire worship setting.  Our Savior offers opportunities for all ages from kindergarten students through adult to participate in choirs and assist in leading worship. 


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Bells, Brass and ...

Our Savior Ringers

 
Our Savior Ringers is the adult handbell choir at Our Savior.  They meet weekly on Mondays from 7:00 to 8:00 PM in the sanctuary.  They participate in worship approximately once a month and on major Festivals (Reformation, Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost).  Our Savior has 5 octaves of bells and there are currently several positions available (both large and small bells!) for anybody interested in learning to ring praises to God.

 

 

Brass Ensemble and Percussion

 
The Brass Ensemble rehearses on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings.  Times vary according to work schedules.  The Brass Ensemble participates in Festival Services, (Reformation, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Pentecost) and concerts (Christmas and Spring Fling).  If you play a brass instrument and/or timpani and would like to offer your praises to God with special instrumental music, click here to contact the music office for further information or contact Amanda Newman (anewman@oslm.net ) for schedules and rehearsals.

 


3rd Sunday Players

 
The Third Sunday Players is a group of instrumentalists that lead worship on the third Sunday of each month.  Instrumentalists have included acoustic guitars, bass, piano, flute, violin, and a vocalist.  


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Organ

The Martin Ott Pipe Organ Company in St. Louis, Missouri, was commissioned in 1983 by Grace Lutheran Church in Aurora, Illinois, to build a mechanical action organ. Martin Ott, a German organ builder, designed Opus 30 to support and lead the congregation in their worship.  This downtown Chicago church re-formed itself as Parroquia Luterana San Francisco de Asis, and the organ was no longer needed for their contemporary worship service style.  Consequently, they offered the organ for sale.

 
Our Savior Lutheran discovered the organ's availability.  It was purchased in June of 2003 and was brought to Livermore.  A year later, when the new sanctuary was completed, Opus 30was reassembled in its current home.  The playing action of the organ is completely mechanical; the instrument uses levers and trackers to control the sound of the pipes.  Opus 30 has 966 pipes, set in 20 ranks and controlled by 17 stops, principally designed for the Lutheran liturgy, congregational singing and choral accompaniment.