MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS June 21, 2017

MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS June 21, 2017 Wishing everyone a pleasant and joyful summer season. We are relaxing a bit for the summer but the Wesleyan Choir is performing at 11:00 a.m. worship services. Please be sure to participate when you are available. You are missed when you are not here. REMINDER: The Wesleyan Choir will rehearse at 7:00 p.m. tonight, June 21, 2017 and next week, June 28, 2017. Schedule: The Wesleyan choir will be singing for the 11:00 a.m. service on Sundays throughout summer unless otherwise specified. Please arrive in the choir room no later than 10:45 a.m. each Sunday to run through music for worship service. The rehearsal schedule this summer is subject to change as needed to work with music applicants. Your patience and participation is appreciated. Covenant Carillons: Is on break for the summer. Keep an eye out for news of rehearsals beginning in the … Read More

MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS May 24, 2017

MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS May 24, 2017 The Bells did a fabulous job ringing for service this past Sunday. Thank you to Sheli and the Covenant Carillons for their beautiful music. Bells are on a break for the summer; please keep an eye out for rehearsals to begin again in the Fall. Jonathan and the praise band will be taking care of music for church this coming Sunday, May 28th. I look forward to hearing what they put together. The Wesleyan Choir will rehearse at their normal time tonight, May 24th. Schedule: Wednesday, May 24th – Rehearsal – No Bells rehearsal; Choir at 7:30 p.m.  Sunday, May 28th – 7th Sunday of Easter – Praise Band to perform Covenant Carillons: On break for the summer Keep an eye out for news of rehearsals beginning in the Fall. Cherub Choir: Is done for the summer. Keep an eye out for rehearsals … Read More

MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS April 11, 2017

MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS April 11, 2017 Holy Week This past Sunday was a beautiful day of music and a wonderful tribute to all the heart and soul that Debbie put into this music program. Thank you to everyone who made the day special. Let us continue to honor all the years of hard work and love that Debbie put into this program by doing our best to keep it running up to the standards she held us to. We will have regular bells and choir rehearsal this Wednesday, April 12, 2017 with bells at 6:30 p.m. and choir at 7:30 p.m. Choir rehearsal will probably run a little shorter this week as will only be working on Good Friday and Easter music. We do ask that singers please sing at both the 8:30 and the 11:00 service on Easter. The choir is singing the Prelude so you will be … Read More

MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS March 28, 2017

MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS March 28, 2017 You have have heard by now, that my last Sunday at Holy Covenant is April 9, 2017.  While June was the suggested date for my departure, I have chosen to leave on this wonderfully, musical Sunday.   The children, youth and adults will present music that day along with a jazz band accompanying The Gospel Mass by Robert Ray.  I hope you will come and help me celebrate my 18 1/2 years with the great people of Holy Covenant  Many children, youth and adults have been a part of Sunday mornings, Cabarets, Musicals, Fine Arts Camps, Choir Tours, Taize services and more events during my tenure.  I love you all with all my heart and give God thanks every day for each one of you! Here is the schedule for my next two weeks with you: Wednesday, March 29 – Covenant Carillons at … Read More

MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS March 21, 2017

MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS March 21, 2017 Sunday, March 26- Adults will sing “Child of God” at 11:00 am. Let Debbie know if you are available to sing it as a solo at 8:30. Adults are learning the Robert Ray, Gospel Mass to be performed on Palm Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00.  Youth are taking a break from rehearsals until April 2nd when we will rehearse music for Palm Sunday (April 9).   Youth Choir tour is canceled for 2017. Covenant Carillons will play Dry Bones on April 2 at 8:30 and 11:00. Children’s choirs: Cherub and Music Machine choirs are back rehearsing at the regular time on Sunday, March 26.  Both choirs perform next on Palm Sunday, April 9 Have a blessed week! Debbie dchapman@hcumc.org 972-849-5372 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 … Read More

MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS March 14, 2017

MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS March 14, 2017 Sunday, March 19- Adults will sing “There’s a Spirit of Love in This Place” at 11:00 am. DUE TO SPRING BREAK, THERE ARE NO REHEARSALS THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT, MARCH 15! Adults are learning the Robert Ray, Gospel Mass to be performed on Palm Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00.  Youth are taking a break from rehearsals until April 2nd when we will rehearse music for Palm Sunday (April 9).   Youth Choir tour is canceled for 2017. Children’s choirs: Music Machine, grades 1-5, will rehearse on March 19 at the usual time. Cherub choir is canceled on March 19. Fine Arts Week has been canceled in its current form. If you are interested in planning an alternative event for our elementary children this coming summer, please contact Debbie. Have a blessed Spring Break!! Debbie dchapman@hcumc.org 972-849-5372 Have a Holy and Blessed Week!  God will work through us … Read More

MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS March 7, 2017

MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS March 7, 2017 Sunday, March 12- Adults will sing “What does the Lord Require of You” with the praise band at 11:00.  Thanks to Jonathan for putting this service together. Wednesday Night, March 8 – Joy Lasley will rehearse with bells at 6:30 pm.  Adult choir is at 7:30 pm, there was an error in the weekly email.  Adults are learning the Robert Ray, Gospel Mass to be performed on Palm Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00. It is not too late to join us as we learn this wonderful work.   Wednesdays at 7:30 pm Youth are taking a break from rehearsals until April 2nd when we will rehearse music for Palm Sunday (April 9).   Youth Choir tour is canceled for 2017. Children’s choirs: All children will not rehearse on March 12 and only Music Machine will rehearse on March 19. Fine Arts Week has been canceled in … Read More

MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS March 1, 2017

MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS March 1, 2017 Talent Show Report:  What a wonderful night of talent!  from the singing, playing instruments and dancing to the hula hoop routine, it was an amazing night.  About $700 was raised for Music Ministries and the winner by way of the most donations, was our youth choir and actors doing a scene directed and created by Jon Blackburn Mays.  My thanks to all that supported this effort in front of and behind the scenes! Wednesday night is our Annual Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 pm.  Covenant Carillons will rehearse promptly at 6:30 pm and the Wesleyan Choir promptly at 6:45 pm. Dress is church clothes.  The adult choir will rehearse following the service. Adults are learning the Robert Ray, Gospel Mass to be performed on Palm Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00. It is not too late to join us as we learn this wonderful … Read More

Music Ministry Weekly News! Feb 10, 2017

in this issue Greetings!  Children!  You were AMAZING! this past Sunday.  Thank you and your leaders for the hard work and for being such a blessing!  This email will be for next week also. I am taking the week off for some R & R. Phyllis Wilson is coming to direct rehearsals on Wednesday night.   Sunday, Feb. 12, Sheli will direct the anthem at 11:00 – Let there be Peace on Earth.  Melanie will lead the congregational singing at 8:30 and 11:00.  Sunday, Feb. 19 – Covenant Carillons will play the Prelude at 8:30 and 11:00.  Sheli Erenberger will direct the bells and the choir for me on Sunday.  THANK YOU SHELI!  Thanks also to Melanie and Andrea for their leadership. Paul did great following his first cataract surgery.  He has the second one on February 20, I will be back in the office on February 21st.  I am also … Read More

Music Ministry Weekly News! Jan 24 2017

Greetings!  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 … Read More