Alive in the Love of Christ
Hopeful in the Promise of Christ
Active in the Service of Christ

Martin Luther and his fellow reformers recognized the power of music to teach and to inspire. Many of the church’s early hymns were written to tunes that were as likely to come from beer halls as from ivory towers. We continue to praise God with a variety of instruments and musical styles in our worship.

At our traditional service, we sing more familiar hymns, as well as portions of the liturgy.

At our contemporary service, the congregation sings music led by our praise band musicians and vocalists.

At each service, we have talented musicians who help lead us in community song. However, we believe that each voice contributes to our offering of praise and worship to God.


Donna Coleman studied at George Fox University and Western Oregon State University, earning a bachelor’s in education. She teaches 20 piano students at her studio in Newberg. She has been a church musician for most of her life, starting at age 12.


Nancy was raised at Christ Lutheran Church and has been an active musician all her life. She served in the CLC praise band as a vocalist prior to become director in 2001. She leads a talented group of volunteers at the contemporary service.