Music Ministry Notes

Advent is here!  We welcome you to join a choir for this wonderful season!

Chancel Choir rehearses from 10:40 to 11:45 on Sundays in the music room.

Midweek Singers (gr. 4 through HS) rehearse Wednesdays at 6:00 in the music room.

New Direction Praise Team rehearses on Wednesdays at 7:30 in the chancel.

Joyful Noise (gr. 1-5),  Grace Notes (pre-K and K) and Allegro Chimes (gr. 4-HS) all rehearse on Sunday mornings from 10:05-10:35.

Here’s our schedule:

December 4:  Advent 2
At 9:00, Aaron Kotowsky will be baptized.

December 8:

Chancel Choir rehearsal 7:30 in the music room

December 11:   Advent 3:
Advent Lessons and Carols at 7:45 and 9:00. Eucharist at 10:45

December 17:
Chancel Choir rehearsal 9:30, with brass at 10:00

December 18:
Advent 4 8:30 and 10:15
The 8:30 service will be a traditional Eucharist service.
10:15 the Sunday School will present the Christmas Pageant, “The Wonder.”All youth choirs will sing.

12:15 (or around that time) there will be a brief rehearsal for families who would like to sing in the Intergenerational Choir for the 5:00 Christmas Eve service.

December 18:
Blue Christmas Service 3:00 PM
Our annual Blue Christmas service, much of which is accompanied by our Handbell Choir, Gospel Ringers, provides a quiet, reflective transition from Advent into Christmas for those who may find that a “holly jolly Christmas” is hard to feel.  Come and escape the hustle and bustle, and support those who may need comfort or encouragement.  We’ll have a coffee and cookie time afterwards in the fellowship hall.

December 24:
3:30 Children & Family Service
Our new Grace Notes Choir (Pre-K and K) will sing.

5:00 Children & Family Service
Intergenerational Choir (parents invited to sing with the kids!)

7:30 Traditional Candlelight Service
with special music

11:00 Festive Candlelight Service with Brass Quintet

For the Family Service and the 7:30 Traditional Candlelight Service, we would love to have special music provided by members of the congregation. Please let me know if you’d like to sing at 7:30, so I can choose a special song designed for the particular singers who will be in the choir.

December 25 Christmas Day
One Service at 10:00

Christmas is Sunday this year! This is a wonderful chance to be sure the Christ is the center of Christmas.  Come and join us!

January 1
Name of Jesus
One Service at 10:00

January 8
Epiphany Sunday!
(What’s in the stars this year?)

Have a blessed Advent and Christmas Season

Bess Sproul