Church Organist

St. Mark Lutheran Church

Job Description

St. Mark Lutheran Church Organist 10-13 Hours Per Week 

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. 

Colossians 3:16-17 

And whenever the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, David took the lyre and played it with his hand and Saul would be relieved and feel better, and the evil spirit would depart from him. 1 Samuel 16:23 

It was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord, and when the song was raised with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments in praise to the Lord, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” The house, of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God. 

2 Chronicles 5:13-14 

Music Planning 

1. The Organist shall report to the Worship and Music Committee and Pastor.

2. The Organist, Worship and Music Committee, and the Committee invitees shall be responsible for developing the goals for the music ministry of St. Mark. 

3. The Organist shall provide a report to the Worship and Music committee regarding the progress of the accomplishment of the goals monthly. 

Music Supervision 

1. Choose hymns 

2. Coordinate maintenance of church instruments 

Other Duties & Responsibilities as Assigned or Recognized 

The Organist Shall: 

1. Lead worship playing liturgy, hymns, prelude, and postlude on the pipe organ or piano when appropriate at the Saturday evening and Sunday morning traditional services. 

2. Attends and participates in meetings of the Worship and Music Committee.

3. Accompanies musical groups such as choirs or other instrumentalists/vocalists as required or directed. 

Minimum Qualifications 

1. Preferred Education: Advanced Degree in Music Performance or Education

2. Experience: Previous church music experience with organ and piano/keyboard. Should be familiar with the Lutheran liturgy and church calendar.

3. General: Must be Christian by confession and lifestyle. Must be open to a variety of musical expressions. Must be willing to work with a variety of people.

4. Documents: Resume with all relevant experience.

***Special Note***

The Organist position can be expanded to a Full-Time Traditional Music Coordinator, if the candidate displays the necessary skill and willingness.

If interested in the Full-Time Traditional Worship Coordinator role, mention it in your first email to us.

Serious inquiries only. No phone calls accepted. Send resume to Church Administrator, Deb Zuchowski.

About St. Mark Lutheran Church

It is absolutely thrilling that you have chosen to check out St Mark.

We are a mainline church that still believes in the Bible.

Our worship services appeal to those who enjoy contemporary worship or traditional worship. Both are offered every week.

All are welcome to worship with us, single, married, divorced, young, not so young. 

?We want you to know Jesus personally and have a loving, warm, and close relationship with the One who loves you the most, Jesus. 

Experience Required
1 – 5 years


Education Required
Bachelor’s degree

Date Posted
1 year ago
Lindenhurst, Illinois


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