Both Sides Now
“Both Sides Now” is a resource for both clergy and cantors. The column explores the working relationship between the pastor and the musician in a Lutheran congregation. It offers suggestions, advice, and encouragement for all those committed to the sacred vocation of leading worship in today’s world. Send your comments, experiences, and challenges to Pastor Nancy Raabe at for discussion in future In Tempo columns.

St. Cecilia
Pastor Ron Koch, the “Dear Abby” of the Lutheran church music world, is the voice behind the In Tempo St. Cecilia column. He welcomes your questions and concerns. You can reach Ron at or by snail mail to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1735 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy, CA 95020. Phone calls are also welcome at (408) 842-2713. If the writer wishes, his/her identity may remain anonymous.