Worship at Church of the Reformation is grounded in the rich liturgical history of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, where worship is an experience of the Biblical Story, a proclamation of the Gospel in today’s world and the celebration of Eucharist. During the year we use a variety of liturgical formats enhanced by the Reformation Choir and outstanding music from one of Washington’s premier pipe organs. The time of worship is a celebration of inclusiveness, hospitality, gratitude, thanksgiving and praise. Worship is a time that renews our sense of self and empowers our ‘being’ in the world. Lutheran liturgy is participatory – all are invited to “enter in”, and we are blessed by many liturgical leaders from our congregation. We hope you will join us!
Thursday evenings: 7:30-9:30pm
Sunday morning warm-up: 10:15-10:45am
Our repertoire is an eclectic mix of styles suitable for worship, from renaissance to modern. An enthusiastic group of some 20+ members, the adult choir is always open and welcoming to new members of all levels throughout the year. Weekly rehearsals start the Thursday after Labor Day, continuing through the 2nd week of June typically. The choir sings regularly at benefit recitals to support local causes inside and outside of the church.
Please take some time to write about how your worship experience has been affected by their presence, and send it to the Director of Music & Arts Paul Leavitt.
Led by Caitriona McEniry on Wednesday nights, children will learn music to sing and lead in worship. Caitriona hails from Donegal, Ireland where she is a highly respected soloist, accompanist, chamber musician and conductor. She has also directed children's choirs and musical performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oliver and Annie. She is also the new director of the Capitol Hill Youth Choir at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.