St Mark Lutheran Church

Lindenhurst, Illinois, United States

Church Organist/Traditional Music Coordinator

  • Address: 1822 E. Grand Ave, Lindenhurst, IL 60046, Lindenhurst, Illinois 60046
  • Affiliation: LCMC
  • Contact: Deb Zuchowski - Church Administrator
  • Phone: 847.356.8140
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  • Category: Worship Ministry
  • Sub-Category: Traditional Worship
  • Position Title: Church Organist/Traditional Music Coordinator
  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Description:

    St. Mark Lutheran Church Organist/Traditional Music Coordinator

    Position Type:  Part-Time


    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs to God.  And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

    Colossians 3:16-17


    And whenever the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, David took the lyre and played it with his hand and Saul would be relieved and feel better, and the evil spirit would depart from him.

    1 Samuel 16:23

    It was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord, and when the song was raised with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments in praise to the Lord, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” The house, of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.

    2 Chronicles 5:13-14

    Recognizing that music serves an important purpose in worship and as a ministry not only to St. Mark but also to Community, The Organist/Traditional Music Coordinator is a key leader in the Church.   This role will be responsible for playing the organ at the traditional worship services.

    Music Planning

    1. The Organist/Traditional Music Coordinator shall report to the Church Administrator
    2. The Music Coordinator, Worship and Music Committee, and the Committee invitees shall be responsible for developing the goals for the music ministry of St. Mark
    3. It shall be the responsibility of The Organist/Traditional Music Coordinator to implement the goals
    4. The Organist/Traditional Music Coordinator shall provide a report to the Worship and Music committee and Church Admin regarding the progress of the accomplishment of the goals monthly

    Music Supervision

    1. Choose hymns aligning with liturgical season and biblical text
    2. Coordinate maintenance of church instruments such as: pipe organ, piano tuning, bell maintenance
    3. Recruit, train and schedule cantors

    Other Duties & Responsibilities as Assigned or Recognized



    The Organist/Traditional Music Coordinator Shall:

    1. Lead worship playing liturgy, hymns, prelude, and postlude on the pipe organ or piano when appropriate at the Saturday evening and Sunday morning traditional services
    2. Accompanies musical groups such as choirs or other instrumentalists/vocalists as required or directed
    3. Rehearse weekly or as otherwise requested with the St. Mark choir
    4. Provide organ, choral, and/or other special music for the following additional services during the year.  Wednesday Lenten Worship, Holy Week, Confirmation Service, Wednesday Advent Worship, Wednesday Evening Thanksgiving Worship, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and other worship services as scheduled
    5. Attends and participates in meetings of the Worship and Music Committee
    6. Provide qualified substitutes for all absences

    Minimum Qualifications

    1. Education: Bachelor Degree in Music Performance or Education preferred.
    2. Experience: Previous church music experience with organ and piano/keyboard. Should be familiar with the Lutheran liturgy and church calendar.
    3. General: Must be Christian by confession and lifestyle.  Must be open to a variety of musical expressions.  Must be willing to work with a variety of people.