Believe and Bear Fruit

Our mission is centered on the words of the apostle Paul, “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:19-20)

If you love to sing or play an instrument, here’s your chance to share your musical gifts with others. Bethany offers fun and engaging ensembles for all ages, from youth and adult vocal choirs to handbell choirs and praise teams. Groups perform at worship services throughout the year, as well as occasional special performances at nursing homes, parks or local churches.

Just as Bethany offers different styles of worship to make eternal Biblical truths relevant to all living in today’s culture, the music ministry offers many opportunities to serve in worship using our God-given talents. In addition to nurturing spiritual growth through fellowship and camaraderie, we strive to maintain a high standard of musical excellence. You don’t need to be a member of Bethany or even audition to participate. Simply contact Bethany Lutheran Church at 319-364-6026.

Adult Bell Choir

Director – Tom Mills
  • Open to high school youth and adults
  • Encompasses both traditional and contemporary bell literature (mostly 3 octave)
  • Rehearses Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (September – May)
  • Typically participates in early worship on the first Sunday of every month

Worship Band

Director – Luke Viertel
  • Open to high school youth and adults
  • Includes (but not limited to) drums, bass, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards and vocals
  • Encompasses both contemporary songs and hymns
  • Rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Leads late worship at 11:00 a.m. service (except Festival Sundays)
  • Leads annual outdoor worship service at Bever Park in the summer

Traditional Vocal Choir

Director – Carolyn Sternowski
  • Open to high school youth and adults
  • Encompasses traditional literature (All Voices Needed)
  • Rehearses Once a Month on Saturday at 9 am (September – May)
  • Typically participates in early worship

Woodwind Ensemble

Director – Carolyn Sternowski
  • Open to high school youth and adults
  • Primarily Flutes and Clarinets but all Woodwind Instruments Are Welcomed
  • Rehearses As Needed (September – May)
  • Typically participates in early worship