Music Ministry Weekly News! Jan 24 2017


This coming Sunday, we’ll feature music accompanied with a praise band, including Bob Michael, Rob Arruda, Stewart Odell, Efrain Sain, Jonathan Kaan and Andrea Millaway on vocals (along with me).  The anthem at 11:00 am will include our Youth Choir on percussion for Bless The Lord, My Soul.   There is a program in the Sanctuary during Sunday School, but I need you to come to the choir room promptly at 10:45 so we have time to run through the song a couple of times  

Youth (grades 6-12) see the block below with our spring schedule!  NEW

 One change is that we will rehearse following UMYF after all, for 30 minutes for the Talent Show!  Plan to stay until 2:45 on Sunday 1/29/17.  WE NEED MO

We are once again combining our Talent Show with the Chili Cook-off. Mark your calendars for February 25!  See the block below for more information and sign up to cook and/or perform.

Adults are learning the Robert Ray, Gospel Mass to be performed on Palm Sunday (new) at 8:30 and 11:00. It is time to join us as we learn this wonderful work.

For your prayer time:  

Who is able to stand in the face of the storm and not be moved? Who is able to kneel before the Lord and not be put to shame? Those who walk blamelessly and speak truthfully with gentleness from their whole heart.  Those who are not afraid to appear foolish in the pursuit of peace.  (from the Abingdon Worship Annual 2017)

Have a blessed week!


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37th Annual Talent Show and Chili and Soup Cook-Off   Saturday, February 25   5:00pm

Talent Show 6:30 pm

Sign up in the Narthex or Choir Room!

The list is filling up fast!



Talent Coordinator (to help Debbie)

Set Up/Clean Up Team

Decorations (Stage and Props)


Sound/Light Tech



Actors Group

Our Actors group is organizing again for the Spring.  Email Debbie [email protected] or Katie Bayley [email protected]

YOUTH, Grades 6-12!

Hello everyone!

Here is the calendar for Spring 2017.   Notice a couple of updates. If you know you will be out of town or there is a scout camp out, let me know so I can plan accordingly. 


Parents/Adults are needed to plan choir tour.  

I need parents to:

Find concert venues

Find host churches for sleeping

Attend as chaperone (might include cooking and/or driving)

Text me at 972-849-5372 or email me at [email protected]

NEW Rehearsal TIME! 2:15 to 3:15 pm   Use the number above to text me if you will be late picking up your youth.


Talent Show!  Jon Blackburn is leading us in presenting a new work from Dear Evan Hansen (new Broadway Musical)  MORE YOUTH NEEDED ASAP! 

Listen here:  Waving Through a Window

January 29  Perform at 11:00 worship –  10:45 arrival – dress nice.

January 29 only -30 MINUTES REHEARSAL FROM 2:15 TO 2:45 for Talent Show!


February 5  Rehearse 

February 12  Rehearse 

February 19 – No Rehearsal (Winter Retreat)  Possible extra rehearsal for Talent Show

Friday, February 24 – Dress Rehearsal for Talent Show

Saturday, February 25 – Talent Show Performance

Sunday, February 26 – Perform at 11:00 worship – No afternoon rehearsals


No rehearsals for the month of March


April 2  Rehearse

April 9  Perform at both Services (instruments and handbells) 

Rehearse (this is Palm Sunday)

April 14 Perform at Good Friday Service (Taize – instruments!)

April 16  Perform at Sunrise Service and 8:30 am Service for Easter

Rehearsals end until Choir Tour prep.


June 4  We are hosting Choir from Colorado Springs for an evening meal, concert and Home stays – Volunteers Needed!

June 19  Fine Arts Week

June 25  Youth Mission Trip


July 3  VBS Work Week

July 9  VBS (evening) Rehearsals for Choir tour (afternoon)

July 17  Choir Tour exact dates TBA

I have worked hard on this schedule so that when we meet we can make the most of our time together.  This will also give Bill an opportunity to schedule Sunday afternoon activities that last longer than the normal time.  We have so much talent!  Thank you for your support.



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. 

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.