This is a gallery of scenes from Zion Lutheran Church at 1501 W. Liberty St. in Ann Arbor, on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010.
Easter lilies decorate the chancel of Zion Lutheran Church.
The founder of the Lutheran Church was Martin Luther, a German. One of the causes that he championed was religious texts and worship in one's own language. However, much of his writing was in Latin. Here he is quoted as saying, "Faith alone; grace alone; scripture alone."
Choir member Frode Maaseidvaag waits in the narthex.
Getting ready for procession into the sanctuary.
Elizabeth Goldstein, Sarah Eckart, and Kaitlyn Weber perform a liturgical dance.
Morning sun streams across the building to illuminate this window.
Zion members gather for worship
Pastor Barry Ludwig uses his antipathy toward symbols like the Easter Bunny to illustrate his sermon.
Members go to the chancel for communion.
Choir members Shelley Klippel, Barbara Blair, and Jill Goldstein with Pastor Mike Walters in the narthex.
The service ended with the Toccata for organ by Charles-Marie Widor. The suggested organ registration on this edition said, "Great: full; Swell: full; Choir: full; Pedal: full." Organist Elgin Clingaman got a big sound without opening absolutely all of the stops.
Brent Lofgren is an Ann Arbor scientist and amateur musician who writes about singing in different church choirs. He can be reached at itinchor [at] gmail [dot] com.