Our choirs are practicing music diligently for all the services of worship between now and Christmas. Some folks are involved in as many as three ensembles.
The typical worship service hopefully ap-pears rather seamless in application, but a number of anthems offered by our choirs require many rehearsal hours to perfect. Thanks to all who give so willingly of time and talent. It is an honor to serve along side all of these fellow ministers of music.
The Children’s Ensemble resumed in September. In December the kids, along with our church choirs, will be singing with ensembles from Queen of the Apostles. Details will appear in later news-letters. For now, it is important to let all the parents know that the children have been given the musical text, which we ask your assistance in enabling them to memorize. We will continue working on these and oth-er songs each Sunday at 4:00 pm. The date of the program is Sunday, Decem-ber 7 at 4:00 p.m. Greg Cline
Our church and handbell choirs will re-hearse on a regular schedule during the month, with the exception of Lutheridge Sunday, September 14. We will gather that morning in the chapel at 10:00 am to pre-pare for worship. Chamber choir continues with regular scheduling.
The children’s ensemble will resume on September 21. Parents are asked to bring their children (K-Grade 5) at 4:00 pm on Sundays. Games, singing, ringing, Bible stories, and just plain fellowship time domi-nate our 45 minutes. Cost: FREE!
Our choir has accepted an invitation to share a Christmas Cantata Concert with the choirs of Queen of the Apostle Cath-olic Church. Details will follow in the com-ing months. So yes, we have already start-ed rehearsing our Christmas music and everything in between.
Special thanks to Julia Gunter who re-cently reorganized the balcony handbell music; and to Carmen Buell who has spent much of her summer (on Wednes-days) refiling thousands of choral anthem copies. Your gifts of time do not go unap-preciated.