The Glory Has Departed


Norma Boeckler, Artist in Residence

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Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Bente's Historical Introductions,
and Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Thursday, July 16, 2015

WELS Documented Survey

He will complete his work when the grant money is gone.

To what extent, if any, are you using contemporary music for your worship service?



This poll was adapted and slightly modified from the "Worship Ideas You can Use" web site

They did this poll in 2012 with the following results for WELS/ELS (48 Responses).
23% use only hymns accompanied by the organ
77% use acoustic guitar and piano on at least some of their music
12.5% don’t even own an organ. 

Please WELS & ELS Lutheran responders only.  

The following polling answers are listed in increasing order of being “contemporary” in your worship musical offerings. To what extent, if any, are you using contemporary music for your worship services?



Let’s define contemporary music as being written in the last 20 years.

CW hymns only sung along with organ accompaniment.
CW hymns & a few new hymns from the Supplement, but still all accompanied with the organ.
CW hymns, Supplement hymns, and GIA pieces, all accompanied with the organ.
CW hymns, Supplement hymns, and GIA pieces, accompanied with the organ or a limited praise band (piano and acoustic guitar – no drums).
CW hymns, Supplement hymns, GIA pieces, and the LAPPY or equivalent songbooks accompanied with the organ or a limited praise band (piano and acoustic guitar – no drums).
We are blended. We use hymns and contemporary songs, praise bands and organs depending on the particular song style. The praise band can have drums, bass guitars and electric guitars.
We offer both traditional and contemporary services each week.
We only use contemporary music with praise band accompaniment (piano, drums, electric guitars, bass guitar, etc.). We don’t even own an organ.