October 21, 2014


in this issue

:: Handbells

:: Youth Ringers and Singers

:: Christmas Cantata

:: Kids Choirs

:: Music Lessons

:: Community Nativity Celebration

Good afternoon!   

Monday and Tuesday of this week is the annual North Texas Conference Clergy Retreat at Lake Texoma. Carol and I are attending.  I’ll be back in the office on Wednesday afternoon.   Sunday’s worship was such a blessing as our children led us in worship.  If you are receiving this email and your children are not in our children’s choir, we would love to have them on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in the choir room.


Here are special dates to remember along with some of the anthems scheduled: 


October 25 – All Church Auction

October 26 – Trunk or Treat

November 2 – All Saints Sunday: Youth Sing “Aina That Good News”  Adults sing “Nearer

  My God to Thee”

November 8 – All Church Work Day – all hands on deck!

November 9 – Music Appreciation Sunday

December 4 – 7:00 PM, Adult Choir sings at Community Nativity Program

December 14 – Appalachian Winter Christmas Music presented by the Wesleyan Choir

and Orchestra.

December 21 – 4th Sunday in Advent – Handbell Choirs perform

December 24 – Christmas Eve

December 30 and 31 – Singers are invited to sing at the Wedding of Becky Walker and Ben Hensley.

Please let Debbie know if you are interested.


My thanks to all of you for what you do! 

Pastor Debbie


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Holy Covenant’s Music Ministry is always open to new participants.

Email [email protected] with questions about how to get started!

bellsHandbell Choirs!

If you’d like to ring, contact Debbie Chapman or Joy Lasley. 

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Rehearsal for Covenant Carillons

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Joyful Noise begins rehearsing at Sundays at 1:30 pm

Children’s bells (grades 3-5) We are not rehearsing until we have 4 more ringers! 

Email Debbie if you are interested!

Revelation Ringers (grades 6-12)  Sundays at 4:30 pm 

    Revelation Ringers and Singers
               Ringers, Sunday at 4:30 pm

Singers, Sundays at 5:15 pm


Sunday is the annual trunk or treat. We will squeeze in a rehearsal between 4 and 4:30 pm.  Come in your costume as we rehearse “Ain’a that Good News” for Nov. 2 and our ring and sing song for Dec. 7.


Talk is beginning and dates being considered for our 2015 choir tour.  Please send your summer dates to Debbie or Jason, so we can consider your schedules when planning our trips!

                Singers are invited!

Appalachian Winter by Joseph Martin to be presented on December 14 with a small orchestra.

Come join the Wesleyan Choir as we prepare this wonderful Cantata.  The music is all early American in style.  We’ll perform with flute, violin, guitar, drums, keyboard, mandolin, etc.  There will be a workday on Saturday, October 18 when we will focus entirely on this work.  There are books and CD’s available for your voice part to aid learning. The last 30 minutes of rehearsal (8:30 to 9:00 pm) will focus on this work every Wednesday night between now and December.  December 10 will be our final rehearsal with the instrumentalists from 7 to 9 pm.   Let’s make this our largest group of singers yet! 


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Not too late to join!


Dates to sing:

Sunday Nov. 9

Sunday, December 7 – evening program to present “A Play in a Manger”

Sunday, December 14:  Sing last song in Appalachian Winter” performance.


Children’s Choir (Choir room)

Grades 1-5, Wednesdays at 6:30 pm 

Pre-schoolers sing with nursery workers during our services of worship on Sundays.


Children’s handbells will not rehearse until all 8 positions are filled.  Let Debbie know if you are in the 3rd – 5th grade and want to ring.

Music Lessons! 
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Jonathan Kaan is teaching piano lessons at Holy Covenant.  You can contact Jonathan at [email protected] or at 972-505-1833 for more information.

Jonathan’s graduated with honors from Baylor University with a Masters Degree in Piano Pedagogy (teaching) and Performance. 


              Community Nativity
nativity exhibit

The Wesleyan Choir will sing again at the community Nativity Celebration at the Latter Day Saints Church in Carrollton on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7:00 pm


Have a Holy and Blessed Week!  God will work through us to bless our work and bless those that hear us.  I can’t thank you enough for all you do to make the music at Holy Covenant meaningful and unique.  Below is the link to sign up or unsubscribe from any of our email lists.


Thanks again for what you do to minister to Holy Covenant.

God Bless!


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