Music Ministry Weekly News! Jan 31 2017

in this issue :: Youth Music! :: Worship Chair :: Talent Show :: Actors Group :: Piano Teacher :: Handbells Greetings!  Thanks to the band on Sunday!  I hope you enjoyed it.  Rob Arruda has agreed to playing here about once a month, so we hope to do more music with drums!  Thanks Jonathan for organizing the group and to all that helped lead! Youth (grades 6-12) Here is the schedule for Feb 5 and 12:  2:15 to 2:30, bells; 2:30 to 3:00 Talent Show; 3:00-3:15 Palm Sunday Anthem – bring your instrument! Monday Bells:  We need 3 more ringers to complete our group but we are learning fast and having fun.  Come join us on Monday at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary.  We will rehearse on Feb. 6 and 13 and are canceled on Feb. 19.  If you need a recommendation as to how easy and fun it is, … Read More

Music Ministry Weekly News! Jan 17, 2017

in this issue :: Talent Show :: Actors Group :: Youth Music! :: Piano Teacher Greetings!  Thank you for the great start this past week!  Children, Youth and Adults, ringers and singers are back making music for our worship services. Youth (grades 6-12) see the block below with our spring schedule!  We have simplified the performance dates with only two rehearsals required for each performance.   Children are planning for Children’s Sabbath on February 5th.  Both pre-school and  elementary choirs will sing that day.  Pre-schoolers are only at the 11:00 service. 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 … Read More

Music Ministry Weekly News! Jan 10 2017

in this issue :: Talent Show :: Actors Group :: Youth Music! :: Piano Teacher Greetings!  Thank you for the great start this past week!  Children, Youth and Adults, ringers and singers are back making music for our worship services. We had 3 new ringers at the Monday rehearsal.  We want more of you to join us!  Come Monday, January 16th at 10:00 am and give it a try.  We are learning the basics now! Youth (grades 6-12) see the block below with our spring schedule!  We have simplified the performance dates with only two rehearsals required for each performance.   Children are planning for Children’s Sabbath on February 5th.  Both pre-school and elementary choirs will sing that day.  Pre-schoolers are only at the 11:00 service. 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 … Read More

Music Ministry Weekly News! Jan 3, 2017

in this issue :: Talent Show :: Help Needed :: Piano Teacher Happy New Year! “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Romans 15:13 Welcome to 2017! Rehearsals begin Wednesday night,January 4 6:30 pm Covenant Carillons 7:30 pm Wesleyan Choir Anthem for Sunday at 11:00  Listen here to The Handiwork of God CKY begins Sunday, January 8 Snack Lunch following 11:00 worship. Rehearsals for Pre-school (age 3 by 9/1/16 through 5th grade) from 12:45 to 1:30 pm Youth (grades 6-12) Combined bells and choir 2:15 to 3:30 pm New Daytime Handbell Choir – Monday, January 9 – Meet at 10:00 am to start.  For ringers of all ability levels. Need 7 ringers to start.  Blessings, Debbie [email protected] 37th Annual Holy Covenant Talent Show  Saturday, February 25, 2017 Time TBA  Planning Meeting … Read More

Music Ministry Weekly News! Update Jan 5 2017

in this issue :: Talent Show :: Help take down decorations! :: Piano Teacher UPDATE! Adult Choir   Anthem for Sunday at 11:00  Here is a Better link to Sunday’s Anthem.  We are having solos on the verses and only singing the refrain in parts.   Handiwork of God CKY begins Sunday, January 8 Snack Lunch following 11:00 worship. Rehearsals for Pre-school (age 3 by 9/1/16 through 5th grade) from 12:45 to 1:30 pm YOUTH CHOIR Parent Meeting at 2:15 on Sunday, January 8 in the Choir Room.  This will be a short meeting to talk about the spring semester and summer choir trip. New Daytime Handbell Choir – Monday, January 9 – Meet at 10:00 am to start.  For ringers of all ability levels. Need 7 ringers to start.   Are you interested?  Let Debbie know at [email protected] Blessings, Debbie [email protected] 37th Annual Holy Covenant Talent Show AND Chili Cookoff! … Read More

Music Ministry Weekly News! Dec 20, 2016

in this issue :: Piano Teacher Many, many thanks for the wonderful music this Advent season.  You were amazing and I want you to know how much I appreciate each one of you.  The gift was a wonderful choice as well.  Love you!! Dec. 21 – 7:00 pm, Carol at the home of Dan Kasten.  All are invited! (all ages)  If you would like to carpool, please let Debbie know so she can arrange a ride for you.  Otherwise, the address is: 13809 Tanglewood Drive, Farmers Branch, TX.   Dec. 24 – The Adult Choir sings at 7:00 pm Service – Arrive at 6:45 pm. We’ll sing “Some Children See Him” in unison at 7:00 pm with Jennifer Baumgardner doing one verse as a solo.  You can listen here to become familiar with the melody.   Some Children See Him Other service times:  5:00 pm family service, 11:00 pm Communion If you are available at 11:00 … Read More

Music Ministry Weekly News! Dec 13 2016

in this issue :: Piano Teacher This week!     Youth and children’s choirs will resume in January! Wednesday, December 14 – Regular rehearsals for Covenant Carillons and the Wesleyan Choir  Sunday, December 18 –  Dress is Christmas Colors Morning Schedule: 7:30 am – Covenant Carillons Rehearse – Sanctuary 7:45 am – Adult Choir and Bells – Sanctuary 7:55 am –  Andrea, solo (Sanctuary, if drummer) 7:55 am – Singers to Choir Room – 8:00 am – Debbie and Efrain to Choir Room,  Actors Group – Sanctuary 8:05 am – Men’s Choir 8:10 am – Ladies Choir 8:15 am – Full Choir – Advent Cry 8:30 am – Worship 9:30/40 am – to Atria for Lessons and Carols  (north on Josey Lane, past hospital, turn left.  Go to dining room) 10:45 am – back to Holy Covenant for 11:00 service Lunch! 12:15/30 pm – Fishbowl room reserved at Marshall’s Barbecue (1855 Rosemeade Parkway) 2:00 pm – … Read More

Music Ministry Weekly New! Dec 6, 2016

in this issue :: Advent Devotion :: Piano Teacher Words cannot describe the thrill and blessing of the music this past Sunday.  The music was beautiful and meaningful. Thank you! and Bless You!  See box below for a special “word” blessing from a book that I am studying. Thanks to the singers that performed at the Nativity display. I know you blessed all that were in attendance.  Thanks Andrea, Jonathan and Sheli for your leadership.  Our children, youth and adults will lead us on December 11th. All ages are participating and should arrive to rehearse at 8:00 am.  The dress is nice (no blue shirts).   Here is the schedule for the rest of the season. Dec. 7 – Regular Rehearsals,  Dec. 11 – Pre-school and Elementary Children and Youth and Adult Choirs provide music.  Arrive at 8:00 am and dress nice for Christmas.  NO Sunday afternoon rehearsals until January. Dec.14 … Read More

Music Ministry Weekly News! Nov 29, 2016

in this issue :: Community Nativity :: Piano Teacher Advent Blessings!  This week! Nov. 30 – Adult Choir Rehearsal with Orchestra 7 to 9 pm – NO Covenant Carillons Dec. 1 – Adult Choir performance at the Community Nativity – Arrive at 7:00 pm to prepare for 7:30 to 8:30 concert.   Dec. 3 – Extra Rehearsal – 11:00 an to Noon (one hour!)  Dec. 4 – Rehearsal begins! at 7:30 am – Wear black bottom – white top Dec. 4 – LAST children and youth rehearsals prior to Dec. 11 performance – please make every effort to attend. Dec. 7 – Regular Rehearsals,  Dec. 11 – Pre-school and Elementary Children and Youth and Adult Choirs provide music.  Arrive at 8:00 am and dress nice for Christmas.  NO Sunday afternoon rehearsals until January. Dec.14 – Regular Rehearsals  Dec. 18 – Lessons and Carols – Covenant Carillons and Wesleyan Choir, Actors Group Also, Dec. 18 – … Read More

Music Ministry Weekly News! Nov 22, 2016

in this issue :: Community Nativity :: Piano Teacher Prayer for Thanksgiving: “O God for all the blessings we enjoy, we give you thanks. Help us look at the world around us in such a way that we see your hand in creation and in those we meet. Help us be a blessing as we gather with family and friends. AMEN.  Community Nativity Special Rehearsal:  If you would like to do a solo or small group at the Community Nativity Concert on Dec. 2, there will be a rehearsal at 9:45 am on Sunday, November 27 with Jonathan.  We will perform from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.  Email Debbie [email protected] if you plan to perform.  Andrea Millaway is helping to coordinate this with me as I will be at SMU that night for a special concert reunion with alumni of the Sacred Music program.  If you cannot rehearse on Sunday and you want … Read More