Music News

June 18, 2018

    Over the years changes have taken place at Alta Woods.  No doubt, there will be others.  The important thing to remember is God is with us – our Emmanuel – and He is at work around us.  Even when our circumstances are challenging, we must set our minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth.  God is our Jehovah Jireh – the Lord who provides.  Let us worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness (I Chronicles 16:29b).

    It’s amazing to see God’s blessings poured out in worship week after week as Chancel Choir, Becky, and Megan faithfully share their gifts in this place.  Our faithful technical team continues to serve as well.  Thanks to Steve , Del , and Glen on sound, and Bill and James who serve on video.  It’s easy to take these contributions for granted.  Please remember to express appreciation to them for the many ways their offerings enhance our worship.

    As Chancel Choir continues to lead worship each Sunday, they also anticipate a summer break from Wednesday rehearsals beginning in July.  If you’ve considered becoming part of this music ministry, why not make July or August your opportunity to be a Summer Hummer (a singer who can't make a year-round commitment but willingly fills the gap when regulars are away)  Simply join us Sundays at 10:30 am in Fellowship Hall.

    Rising temperatures remind us that summer begins this week.  We plan to observe Red, White, and Blue Sunday on July 1 with a patriotic flare and fine preaching.  Wear your patriotic colors and invite a guest or two.

Words of Wisdom:  “When ancient Israel turned against God, the prophets warned God's judgment would eventually come upon them – and it did.  But God also warned the surrounding nations would be judged because they had no regard for God – and they were.  Sometimes it happens in one great catastrophe; sometimes it happens in a series of smaller disasters and defeats.  But it happens.  We can change the course of events if we go to our knees in believing prayer.  To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees.”  ~ Billy Graham

   Looking ahead …

  • Jul 1 – Red, White, and Blue Sunday
  • Jul 11-Aug 15 – Chancel Choir Summer Break from Wednesday Rehearsals
  • Jul 17 – JOY Singers Summer outing to Edgewood Nursing and Rehab in Byram; singing at 10 am
  • Aug 22 – Back to Chancel Choir
  • Sep 4 – Back to JOY Singers