Our Chancel Choir is made up of some outstanding singers, musicians, and saints of First United Methodist Church. They give each week for the preparation and execution of music during the worship experiences. They are a great group of folks in which to share ministry.
Beginning in the later part of May, the choir stops rehearsing on Wednesday evenings but continues to sing on Sunday mornings — a summer break of sorts. This summer, they have been good stewards of the talents that God has given them — most singing each week but enjoying a break from the weekly rehearsal grind. A time to retool, if you will.
This week, we pick back up with rehearsals. I’m in the final throws of getting schedules out, preparing the Planning Center reminders (an online worship scheduler) and looking over the anthems for the coming months. I look forward to resuming rehearsals, as the break builds an excitement and expectation of learning new things, revisiting familiar music, and spending time in excellent rehearsal with people who genuinely like each other as friends and partners in ministry.
The photo is of the stack of anthems that are new for this Fall. Rehearsal CD’s for extended preparation are available, too. After all, some need extra help in learning their part of some very complicated music. It’s my job to get them ready for excellent worship.
So, this coming Wednesday night at 7:15 pm, a group of friends who share a common interest in worshipping through excellent choral music, bid you join them. If you come, be prepared to sing to the glory of God, laugh a great deal, and find strength and renewal for your week.