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Music Ministries

Music at Lakewood United Methodist Church is a vital part of our expression of Faith.  Flanked by our 3 manual pipe organ on one side, and our Steinway grand piano on the other, our choir regularly participates in our Sunday morning worship service.  We also have a handbell choir that plays throughout the year.  In addition to our choirs, it’s not uncommon for a guest musician to join us.  Singers, pianists, organists, violinists, trumpeters, and other musicians often share their talents with our congregation.

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Chancel Choir

Come sing with us!  Adults of all ages are invited to join our choir.  Whether you’re a Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass, we’ve got a spot for you.  Don’t know what part you sing?  We’ll help you decide!  Choir rehearsals are at 7 PM Wednesday nights in the choir room, and the choir performs most Sundays at the 10:30 AM worship service.  Every Christmas season the choir performs a wondrous cantata accompanied by a chamber orchestra, and we always close our Easter service with Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.”  These are just some of the ways our adult choir is an integral part of worship here at Lakewood.

Handbell Choir

Have you ever wanted to play handbells?  Our adult bell choir rehearses after our worship service on Sunday afternoons and plays for our congregation a number of times throughout the year!  Contact John Gill or the church office to learn more!

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Lakewood is blessed to have a wonderful pipe organ to lead our worship services.  The organ was built specifically for our building in 1960 by local builder Herman Boettcher and Sons. In 2007, Gary Loper made improvements to the organ, including a new console. Currently, the organ is undergoing major mechanical and tonal improvements by our organ curator, Jason Alden, to ensure its performance for many years to come. Our organ contains 3 manuals (keyboards) and pedal, and contains approximately 35 ranks (sets) of pipes.  One of the most unique and inspiring features of the instrument it the trumpet "en chamade", or horizontal trumpet mounted above the doors separating the nave from the narthex.

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