St. Michael Lutheran Church in Wellington recently introduced Shirley Luttio as its new musical director.
Luttio attended the conservatory of music at Wheaton College, majoring in piano and later in art history. She served with the Division of Global Missions in Japan before moving to Notre Dame, where she completed her master’s degree in liturgical studies. She and her family have lived in Florida since 2001.
Luttio was selected because of her spiritual center and her knowledge of working with volunteers. St. Michael was also excited about her ideas of how to add contemporary worship and music to services, while keeping the beauty of traditional music that is loved by many. Luttio has worked with cantors, instrumentalists and adult and children choirs. She is looking forward to sharing her joy of music with the community.
St. Michael offers both traditional and contemporary music enhanced by an adult choir, a chimes choir and a new children’s choir. Instrumentalists are also incorporated into worship to add variety. Pastor Marjorie Weiss also offers a brief children’s message each Sunday, as well as sermons with story illustrations to make Christian faith practical for everyday life.
Located at 1925 Birkdale Drive, St. Michael holds worship services Sundays at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.
ABOVE: Shirley Luttio