Sound the trumpet! Ring the bell! There’s a story you must tell.
In a manger lies a King, let us worship, let us sing!
A joyous celebration of Christ, our Savior’s birth,
A joyful exultation with good will and peace on earth,
A gift to all the nations, a father’s only son
A Christmas proclamation our Lord at last has come!
If you want to be stirred with beautiful Christmas music, be sure to come to the worship services in December! We plan to have some of our children sing a Christmas carol on December 8, and the following week, Sierra and Warren Horsley will bring us a special flute – guitar duet on December 15. Our Baptist Belles ‘n’ Beaus will combine their talents with our Sanctuary Choir on December 22 to present “A Christmas Call to Worship” and our choir will end with the memorable: “Mary, Did You Know?”
As the Music Director at First Baptist Church, I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with so many gifted church musicians who have dedicated their musical talents to the Lord and diligently prepare their pieces throughout the year to bring such a wide variety of rich, sacred music to our worship services.
November was a perfect example of the variety of music we are blessed to hear in the 9:30 a.m. service: A ladies trio of Lynn Crawford, Stacie Cummings and Sarah Almond sang an African American Spiritual with James Kauffman on djembe drum early in the month. In the middle of the month our Sanctuary Choir sang very prayerfully, “The Lord Is My Shepherd”, and the month ended with Genna Birch and Leah Marsh playing so skillfully on their violins a beautiful duet arrangement of “Sing to the Lord of Harvest.”
To all of you who continually take turns contributing to worshipful music in our services, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
And now, all of our church musicians wish everyone in our church family a--
Joyous Christmas and a Blessed New Year!
- Betty -