Nancy M Raabe

Lutheran Pastor
Author, Composer

Philadelphia PA

Valpo chapel
Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University
Nancy Raabe 3/24
Rev Nancy M Raabe
Young Martin Luther
Martin Luther
Nancy and William Raabe, at Nancy's ordination, January 2018
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


Keynote Speaker, "Renewing Worship From Within," ELCA SW Pennsylvania Synod Theological Convocation, 2023  Brochure

Video Interview, "The Current Scene in Church Music," Center for Church Music, 2023  Watch

President of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, 2022 - 2025   ANNOUNCEMENT    BIO  WELCOME VIDEO

Engle Preaching Fellow, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2022

Both Sides Now -- 2021 - 2024

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 2018, music for Baptism liturgy

Bach Cantata Vespers

Guest Preacher, Reformation Sunday, 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. A youthful melody and a historic text. Suitable for choirs of any age. 

Carl F Schalk: A Life in Song 

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.

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

Write to Pastor Raabe here

Pastor Raabe at Grace Hatfield 2023
Pastor Nancy Raabe at Grace Lutheran Hatfield PA

Wikipedia page for Nancy Raabe.

Pastor Nancy Raabe's books at Amazon.

Pastor Raabe leads the litany "For the Healing of the Nations," revised for 2022.


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

Pastor Raabe gave the judicial invocation at the appointment of a Circuit Judge in Rock County WI.

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

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

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