Music Ministry Weekly News! Sept 27, 2016

in this issue

:: Calendar

:: Cantata

:: Handbells

:: Piano Teacher

:: Instruments

Good afternoon, 

Good news from Carol Sparks’ surgery.  She is resting at home.  Surgery went well.  We are waiting this week to hear the pathology report.  This will tell us about future treatments.

Our music ministry and church lost an important member this past week.  Richard (Dick) Herrick had a massive heart attack on Thursday, Sept. 22.  Many of us had just seen him at bell practice the night before.  Our prayers and hearts go out to Georgia, Jennifer and Ryan Baumgardner, Amy and Eric. We also are in prayer for their son Jeff and his family.  The service will be on October 8th at 2:00 pm. If you want to help with a small reception or meal following the service, email [email protected] and she will notify the team that is working on this.  

Ringers are needed for the October 8th service for Dick.  There are a couple of positions open.  If you can help us for this special bell anthem “Creation Will Be At Peace,” contact Debbie. We will have a special rehearsal on Wednesday at 7:00 pm on Sept. 28 and October 5, following regular bell rehearsal at 6:30 pm.  

Youth musicians will not perform on October 2nd after all (see block below for more info).

Our IMPACT sermon series is off and running.  This coming Sunday, Jeff Bouis, Conference Lay Leader will bring the message.  The Adult Choir will sing the Prelude at both services this week.

“Praise His Holy Name.” 

Many blessings,



Ringing and Singing Choirs for Children and Youth are on Sundays: 
12:15 pm  Snack lunch
12:45 pm  Kids Choirs for Age 3 – 5th   
                UMYF for grades 6-12

1:30 pm   Pick up children

NEW!  Youth Musicians will not rehearse again until November 13.

Wednesdays:  Covenant Carillons (adult ringers) 6:30 pm and Adult Choir 7:30 pm

Mark Your Calendars

Oct.     2       CKY  No Youth Music, only children

   9       CKY Canceled

         16       CKY Canceled

                      *Children and Adults in morning worship   

                      *Adults have choral workshop at 12:30 pm

         23       CKY – Only Children – no Youth

         30       CKY – Only Children – no Youth

Nov.     6       CKY Canceled – Celebration after church – possible Youth outing

         13       CKY – Youth Music resumes (2:15 – 3:00 pm)

         20       CKY

         27       CKY Canceled- Thanksgiving     

Dec.     4       CKY (last rehearsals till January)

                     Adult Choir Music presentation during Worship

          11      CKY sing and ring in Worship

Rehearsals for Kids and Youth resume in January 2017

PLEASE email Bill at [email protected] to provide lunch or funds for lunch for CKY.


Sunday, December 4 at 8:30 and 11:00 am

Choir and Orchestra

SINGERS NEEDED!  Please join us for this amazing cantata.

We will have an adult choral workday with the composer, Taylor Davis on Sunday, October 16 at 12:30 pm at St. Andrew UMC in Plano.

This is an amazing opportunity to work with a composer!  Don’t miss this opportunity!

Listen here for the Christmas Cantata….

Small Dancing Light, Taylor Davis   


Covenant Carillons, (Adults) Wednesdays at 6:30 pm


If you would like to play in the bell choir for the Herrick service on October 8 at 2:00 pm, let 

Debbie Chapman know.

We will rehearse the next two Wednesdays following Covenant Carillons. 

[email protected] 

Piano 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. 


It is time to get that instrument out of the closet!

What if we had enough players to play in worship once a month!  Let Debbie hear from you! [email protected]

Drummer needed for drum kit or African drums such as djembe, congas, etc.  There are many anthems and hymns that need that extra touch that only a drum can give.  Do you play or know someone who does?  Please let Debbie know.


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!


[email protected]

972-492-2432, X 23

972-849-5372, Cell

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Many are allergic to perfume and lotions.  Keep that in mind for rehearsals and Sunday mornings.