The Arts in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Music and the arts have always played an important role in the worship services of the ELCA, which has reflected Martin Luther’s appreciation of the arts. In most churches, the entire liturgy is sung. Musical styles range from plainsong and the rich tradition of Lutheran chorales to varieties of contemporary folk music. Considerable thought has also been given to the shape of the worship space and to the use of the visual arts.

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