To nurture faith in people’s hearts through music which serves the Lord’s ministry of Word and Sacrament.
The word “mission” is a pretty bold word. Although most corporations have “mission” statements these days, such statements risk claiming more for an enterprise than it ought. And yet, in all humility, we do need goals, and people need to know what purposes a company is trying to accomplish. What ends does it serve?
Ultimately, only God knows the purposes He has for us, but we do believe He has given us the gift of music to magnify His Word, and so Liturgy Solutions seeks to use this gift for His purposes: to nurture faith in people’s hearts, that they may attain the fullness of life created for them in Christ Jesus. We believe the best way for music to serve the Gospel is for it to serve the Lord’s ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Divine Service. Our small part in this holy work is simply to provide music--mostly choral, but some solo and instrumental--that works well with the liturgy, psalmody, and hymnody of the Church.
Liturgy Solutions was founded in 2005 in order to achieve these noble ends. Most of our work, especially originally, was focused on providing music for the liturgy as it finds expression in the appointed readings and psalmody of the Lutheran Service Book, the most recent official hymnal of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, in which our composers are in fellowship. Our first publications therefore were seasonal booklets that provided church musicians with a variety of psalms, verses, and hymn stanzas they could use during a particular season of the Church Year. Today, however, our music in our catalog is also available by single piece, so that musicians can get “just the Verse they want” and so that musicians in other communions can locate individual Psalms or hymn stanzas they might find useful in their worship.
We continue to add pieces to our catalog every month. With our new, expanded format, you will begin to find more pieces for summer and fall, alongside our extensive listings for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, and Easter. This coming year we will also offer music for some of the fall festivals, original hymn concertatos, alternative accompaniments for select songs, and even a setting of the Divine Service.
We have made these improvements based upon feedback from our clients. They have come up with some great ideas for helping us serve the church, and we pray our new efforts will bear good fruit for the Gospel. If you have additional ideas that might help us further our mission: To nurture faith in people’s hearts through music which serves the Lord’s ministry of Word and Sacrament.