Hymn of the Month: October

This month we get a “twofer”: OCTOBER’s HYMN OF THE MONTH is more accurately described as the hymn tune of the month, because we’ll be singing it to two different hymns. Remember that the “hymn” is the words, not the tune. The tune we’ll be exploring is VINEYARD HAVEN. It is set to two wonderful … Read more


Sunday October 22 – Right after Sunday Service From time to time over the past few years, we have held a Town Hall meetings to discuss important topics that pertain to the mission and ministry of Northmont. As we enter into another season of stewardship and discernment, we invite you to do so again. Please … Read more


A service of the word set to music featuring special guest music leadership from Dr. Will Thomas Cleveland Dr. Will Thomas Cleveland currently serves as the Director of Music and Organist at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenwood, South Carolina. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ  Performance from The Fred Fox School … Read more

Choir Season 2023 Begins!

By Stephen Schall Two weeks ago, at the Barn Service, we had a lovely reminder of how beautiful and inspiring the Chancel Choir is. This week they and the Adult Handbell Choir return from their summer hiatus. We have an exciting musical year ahead. The bells will return to playing once a month. And, in … Read more

Introducing the “Hymn of the Month” Project

By: Stephen Schall Beginning in September, we institute a project called, The Hymn of the Month. In it, we’ll spend a month exploring, in depth, one hymn that is not well known to the congregation. The goal is to expand the congregation’s repertoire and to help us all reflect on the hymns we sing and … Read more

New Northmont Signage Funded by Memorial Fund

Last year the Session approved four projects for the Memorial Fund Wish List.  One of those projects, development of a new Northmont website, was completed in March.  You have probably noticed the recent completion of a second project – signage throughout the interior of the church and a few new signs outside. The signs are … Read more

Memorial Fund

Last year the Session approved four projects for the Memorial Fund Wish List. One of those projects was the development of a new Northmont website. The old website was susceptible to viruses, kept getting hacked, took days to repair, was difficult to update, had an unreliable host, and was not user friendly. The new website … Read more

Singing the Passion

This Holy Week we will have the opportunity to hear two musical settings of the Passion: Matthew on Palm-Passion Sunday and John on Good Friday. The tradition of singing the Passion dates from at least the 4th century perhaps culminating in the great works of J.S. Bach. For a complete musical history go here. Sunday’s … Read more

February 19, 2023

By: Stephen Schall This week we mark the end of the season after the Epiphany with the celebration of the Transfiguration. Thus, we end the season as it began by pondering Christ as the manifestation of light. We sing of this event is in Sunday’s congregational hymns. In keeping with the theme of light, the … Read more