Music & Worship

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 and instrumentalists 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 to participate and assist in leading worship.

Traditional Worship FAQ's

When do services take place?

Our traditional worship service takes place every Sunday at 9:00 am. 

Are children welcome?

Yes! Children are encouraged to worship with their families at both our 9:00 am Traditional and 11:15 am Family Worship!  As with all who attend worship, children should not be showing known symptoms of COVID-19. No childcare or children’s programming will be provided. Children must sit with a parent or guardian.

Are worship services still offered online? 

Yes, worship services continue to be offered online each week on YouTube


How will I follow along with the service? 

Everything you will need for worship will be on the screen in the sanctuary. Additionally, each week we publish an Order of Service and you can download and print it at home for worship both in-person and online.

Order of Service

Will there be communion?

We will be offering communion as a part of our services allowing for appropriate precautions. We will provide gluten-free and non-alcoholic options as we have traditionally done. 

Is there a Sunday morning Bible study?

Yes, most Sundays we have two Bible studies starting one starting at 10:15 am to align with Sunday School and another starting at 10:30 am to allow people attending 9:00 am worship time to fellowship following worship. More Information

Is there a Sunday School for my kids?

Sunday school takes place from 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. prior to the start of Family Worship. We have classes for preschoolers through high schoolers. For additional information contact Sara Agee. 


Our Savior Choir

The 2022 – 2023 Adult Choir season is just around the corner!  The first rehearsal will be Thursday, September 8, 2022.  Rehearsals will resume meeting in the choir room from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.   The seasonal highlight is the annual Christmas Concert, which is scheduled for December 11th at 2:00 PM! There’s plenty of room in each section of the choir!  Consider joining the choir this season! Contact the music office for more information.  (925-447-1246 x 231)

Children's Choirs

Middle School handbell ensembles meet during school hours.  Days and times change per academic year.  Ensembles participate in chapels, the school Advent service, and at the end of the year school music concert.   

Women's Ensemble

Women’s Ensemble will begin rehearsing on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM beginning September 7, 2022.  Women’s Ensemble participates in Sunday morning worship services and the Christmas Concert.  Rehearsals will resume meeting in the choir room. Ladies interested in singing ~ a love of singing praises to the Lord is all that is necessary.  Contact the music office for more information. (925-447-1246 x 231)

Music Groups

Our Savior Ringers

Our Savior Ringers, (Adult Handbell Choir) season begins on Monday, September 12, 2022, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM in the sanctuary.    There are several positions available (both large and small bells!) for anybody interested in learning to ring praises to God.  We love to teach new members the joy of ringing the bells.  You can talk to a current Handbell member if you have questions about the bells, or call the music office for more information.   (925-447-1246 x 231)

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 sign up using the form below. 

Vocal and Instrumental Worship Leaders
Cantors are an integral part of many worship services at Our Savior.  Cantors assist with portions of the liturgy and help lead and teach congregational songs.  Instrumentalists assist in leading hymns and songs in addition to offering selections of special music.  Instrumentalists have included acoustic guitars, bass, piano, flute, violin, and cello.  Contact the music office for more information or if interested in assisting with vocal and instrumental worship leadership.  Sign up using the form below. 


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.