We strive for and hope you find the music at St. John’s to be inclusive, eclectic, contemporary, traditional, classic and, above all, welcoming.

At St. John’s, music expresses our experience of God—soulful, inclusive, and multigenerational, and drawn from diverse sources that reflect the Beloved Community of all God’s children.

Music is about experiencing and sharing God’s presence. We do this through robust congregational singing, contemporary music ensemble, Festival Choir for high holy days, Chime Choir and Children’s Choirs. We also have an affirming and fun monthly “Open Mic” where ALL are welcome to share their creative gifts. On Wednesday nights we offer a free drop-in dinner for those participating in Children’s Choirs and Chime Choir.

Learn more about our music opportunities here. 

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Music Highlights

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February 22, 2024 in Music Highlight

Spotlight on Music at St. John’s – February 2024

In the opening pages of his book “The Creative Act: A Way of Being”, celebrated record producer Rick Rubin writes: Everyone is a Creator. Those who do not engage in…
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November 2, 2023 in Music Highlight, Uncategorized

Spotlight on Music at St. John’s – November 2023

The mission of the music ministry at St. John’s Linden Hills is to facilitate and nurture participation in worship and in our common life together through music, inspiring vital community…
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January 20, 2022 in Music Highlight

Spotlight on Music, January 2022

What does safe music-making look like at St. John’s? When this whole pandemic thing hit us back in March 2020, I started down the rabbit hole of learning how to…
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Chad Smith, Minister of Music

“Everyone is welcome to make a joyful noise at St. John’s!”

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join a choir?

If you’re interested in joining a choir, please reach out to Chad, our Minister of Music, or Wendy, our Children’s Choir Director. They will help you find the choir for you – no previous experience required! You can learn more about the various choirs here. 

How do I play a musical instrument in church?

If you’re interested in playing your instrument in church, please reach out to Chad, our Minister of Music, or Wendy, our Children’s Choir Director. They will find a place for you to participate – no matter your skill level.

What do I need to sing or play with the Sunday music ensemble?

The Sunday morning service music ensembles are open to everyone – regardless of experience. Talk to Wendy, our Children’s Choir Director, or Chad, our Minister of Music – we’ll figure it out together.