Music Ministry News! December 15, 2015

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Music News, December 15, 2015

“Child of Hope” went way beyond my expectations.  What a joy it was to face you and see your smiling and enthusiastic faces.  I even saw a few dance moves!  Small group -(Sheli, Sharon, Andrea, Melissa and Terry) Thank you so much for the extra work you put in. Those two songs were perfect for a group such as the one you put together. Rob Arruda did a fantastic job on the drums! We are glad he was able to play for us. Finally, Jonathan Kaan is the most gracious and talented person I have had the pleasure of working with.  Thank you, Jonathan, for all you do but especially for the gift this past Sunday! 

Thank you also for the generous Christmas gift to Jonathan and me.  We are truly blessed. 

This Wednesday, Dec. 16, is our last rehearsal of 2015.  Bells will rehearse at 6:30 pm and Choir at 7:30 pm.  We will not rehearse December 23 or 30. Rehearsals resume on January 6 (Wednesday groups) and January 10th (Sunday groups.   

December 20th, the choir will sing “All is Well” at BOTH services.  We will be accompanied by oboe, flute, french horn, cello and piano.  Covenant Carillons will play “I Wonder as I Wander” at both services as well.  Bells should arrive at 7:30 and dress nice.  Choir members rehearse at 8:00 am.  Dress in Christmas colors.  

December 24 – Members of the Adult Choir will lead worship at the 7:00 pm service where we will also have a string quartet play.  Arrive at 6:45 pm to run through our song prior to the service. 

As Jonathan takes some time away, Bill Franklin and his friend, Kevin will accompany on December 27 when we will have only ONE service at 11:00.  There is no anthem on Dec. 27.  Bill Mauldin is preaching and Branda Mauldin is leading the singing.

On January 3, Gary Feltner will play for worship.  The Adult Choir will sing at 11:00 am, “We will Worship Him, too” from the Child of Hope Cantata.  Plan to sing at 11:00 on January 3!  

Worship Design members should mark your calendars for a meeting after the 11:00 service on January 10.  We will plan for ushers, acolytes, altars, special services, etc through Easter.  Miles Olsen is our new chair.  Thanks! Melissa Marsh, for your leadership this past year.  Miles and I would like to form a Creative Arts Team. We will still need folks to do the nuts and bolts of weekly worship, but a team to think creatively will assist Carol and Debbie in making worship the best it can be.  If this is something you’d be interested in being a part of, let Debbie know before January 10.

Carrollton Square Photo credit:  Efrain Sain

December 20 – Adult Choir and Covenant Carillons at Both services

December 24 – 5:00 pm family service, 7:00 pm Candlelight with Adult Choir, 11:00 pm Candlelight and Communion

New Children and Youth Sunday Schedule Proposed!


Covenant Cafe 12:15 to 12:45 (snack lunch for children, youth and leaders)

Parents and friends BYO Lunch

12:45 – 1:30 pm -Children’s Choir and Chimes (grades 1-5)

12:45 – 2:15 pm – UMYF (Youth Fellowship)

2:15 – 3:15 pm Youth Bells and Choir

Youth are definitely making the move to earlier times on Sunday afternoons.  The question currently is if children will also change.  With this change families will have their Sunday evenings free.  email [email protected] with questions.  


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. 

Holy Covenant’s Got Talent!

Proposed Date – February 27
time and details TBA

Start thinking about your talent and how you will share it at this event!  This event replaces the Youth Spaghetti Dinner/Talent Show, the Music Ministry Cabaret. We may even have a food component led by our Spiritual Journeymen.  

It is for all ages, gifts and talents!  

Three groups will meet soon to plan the details. For now, be thinking about what talent you have to share.  

We know Holy Covenant’s Got Talent! 

More information about a planning meeting TBA soon!




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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