Christ the King Musical Team:
Cindi Kaelberer, Organist and Choir Director
Betty Garwood, Organist
Nickoli Kumm, Soprano Saxophone
Hudson Oelschlager, Guest Organist
Eddie Krez, Guest Oboe
"I would certainly like to praise music with all my heart as the excellent gift of God which it is and to commend it to everyone. .. Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. For whether you wish to comfort the sad, to terrify the happy, to encourage the despairing, to humble the proud, to calm the passionate, or to appease those full of hate – and who could number all these masters of the human heart, namely, the emotions, inclinations, and affections that impel men to evil or good? – what more effective means than music could you find?
The Holy Ghost himself honors her as an instrument for his proper work when in his Holy Scriptures he asserts that through her his gifts were instilled in the prophets, namely, the inclination to all virtues, as can be seen in Elisha (II Kings 3:15). On the other hand, she serves to cast out Satan, the instigator of all sins, as is shown in Saul, the king of Israel (I Sam. 16:23).
Thus it was not without reason that the fathers and prophets warned nothing else to be associated as closely with the Word of God as music. After all, the gift of language combined with the gift of song was only given to man to let him know that he should praise God with both word and music, namely, by proclaiming (the Word of God) through music and by providing sweet melodies with words." Martin Luther