St. John's Music

Meet Our worship and music director

Steven Johnson

Director of Worship & Music

St. John's Music 

We offer a variety of music in worship and other events. Our newly rebuilt organ, the voices of our choirs, and the ringing of the bells fill our sanctuary with marvelous sounds in praise to God.


If you have a desire to lead worship with your singing voice, this is a wonderful opportunity. Cantors lead singing of the psalms and other songs during the 11:30 AM contemporary service. This is an auditioned role and requires a meeting with Steven Johnson for a vocal assessment.

Celebration Singers

Comprised of about 20 voices, Celebration Singers specialize in providing contemporary and classical settings of sacred choral music in four- and eight-part harmonies during worship. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday nights at 6:45 PM. This group is an auditioned choir and requires a meeting with Steven Johnson for a vocal assessment. 

Handbell Choir

The handbells have been ringing beautifully at St. John’s for two decades. The handbell choir plays at least once each month, enriching our 9:00 AM service and special events. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday nights at 6:00 PM.

Sanctuary Choir

At 9:00 AM worship, our choir performs a variety of sacred choral works and festival hymns that reflect the lectionary and occasional sacred anthems, providing the essence of our high worship service. Rehearsals are held on Monday nights at 6:45 PM.


Designed and built by the Bedient Pipe Organ Company of Lincoln, Nebraska, our Bedient Opus 80 incorporates 35 ranks from the previous two instruments (a Murray Harris pipe organ in 1912 and a Swain and Kates, Inc. organ in 1967) that have been revised, reconfigured and rescaled. Additionally, 24 new ranks were added, and the organ’s infrastructure was replaced, including the casework, the four slider windchests, the wind system, the electrical control system and a mobile three-manual console. The organ, installed in June 2008, consists of 59 ranks comprised of 3,295 individual pipes, and organized in four divisions: "Great, Pedal, Swell & Choir".



Open to the public, all are welcome to enjoy the concerts sponsored by the St. John's Concert Series. The St. John's Concert Series aims to bring renowned organists and musical acts to the Sacramento metropolitan area at reasonable prices. Concerts take place in our beautiful sanctuary, which features our Bedient Opus 80 organ.


We are attentive to God's word, prayerfully discerning God's will to do God's work with grace, in trust, by faith, through action.

st. john's lutheran church

1701 L Street

Sacramento, CA 95811
916-444-0874 |

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