Nancy M Raabe

Lutheran Pastor
Author, Composer

Philadelphia PA

Young Martin Luther
Martin Luther
Valpo chapel
Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University
Nancy Raabe 2019
Rev Nancy M Raabe
Raabe Prize info
The ALCM Raabe Prize


Rev Nancy M Raabe

Ordained as ELCA Pastor  1.13.2018

     Service folder    Nancy's Stole

Installed at Grace Hatfield  9.19.2021

     Service folder     Service on video

HIGHLIGHTS: Rev Nancy M Raabe


Both Sides Now

Column in the ALCM newsletter In Tempo. A resource exploring the relationship between the pastor and the cantor in a Lutheran congregation. Sample title: "How Can Pastors Support Musicians?" Read them.

Duke University Chapel -- Christmas 2019

Savior of the Nations, Come   First piece in program

Arr. Nancy M Raabe   From Augsburg Chorale Book  VIDEO

Augsburg Fortress   Catalog 9781506426303  (2017) 

Institute for Liturgical Studies

Featured Composer, Valparaiso University, Institute for Liturgical Studies, providing music for the baptism liturgy (2018)   Intro   

Bach Cantata Vespers

Guest Preacher, Reformation Sunday, Bach Cantata Vespers Series, Grace Lutheran, River Forest IL, God is Our Sun and Shield (2018)  read it

Growth in Righteousness

SATB choir, piano   VIDEO

Augsburg Fortress   Catalog 9781506445632  (2017) 

A powerful setting of a Martin Luther text about the Christian's spiritual journey.

Springtime Birds are Singing, Singing

Choristers Guild catalog CGA1447   Listen

An Easter anthem for unison choir and piano, with a youthful melody and a historic text.  Suitable for choirs of any age. 

Carl F Schalk: A Life in Song     EXCERPTS

Concordia catalog 992276

A critical biography of the leading authority on Lutheran church music.  Filled with quotes, anecdotes, and observations about the hymns and worship life of the church.



The Magi Who to Bethlehem Did Go

MorningStar Music catalog 50-9934        Listen

A spirited setting of the Puerto Rican carol for piano, two-part choir and solo voice.  May be sung in English and/or Spanish.

Foot-Friendly Preludes

Augsburg Fortress catalog    9781451479539 

Accessible collection for organists, with easy pedal notation.  For a variety of days and occasions in the church year.


One-Minute Devotions for the Church Musician Cycle A, B, C

MorningStar Music catalog 90-47   REVIEWS

Reflections on the week's scripture readings -- most useful as choir devotionals or as the musician's personal devotions.


Only Through Faith  VIDEO

Northwestern Publishing  OL-286112E   

A new hymn for Reformation or any other celebration of the church and its ministries.  Based on the "Three Solas" of the Reformation.  Great for choir, congregation, or both.





Philadelphia PA



Grace Lutheran Church, Hatfield PA


Pastor Raabe at Grace Hatfield 2021
Pastor Nancy Raabe at Grace Lutheran Hatfield PA

Nancy's books at Amazon.

Nancy gave the judicial invocation of a newly appointed Circuit Judge in Rock County WI.

A story about Nancy and her books and music in the Milton WI Courier.

listing of commissioned works by Bill and Nancy Raabe, Nancy's her remarks about patronage of church music at the Good Shepherd Institute, and Bill's interview with ALCM about the commissioning project.

Nancy Raabe discusses how she created her composition The Fullness of God.

Raabe -- Carl Schalk, A Life in Song
Nancy Raabe's book: Carl Schalk, A Life in Song

Nancy and William Raabe, at Nancy's ordination, January 2018

January 2018
Nancy's Ordination featured Kantor Linda Kempke of Cleveland