Our Sanctuary Choir presented, “Lift Up Your Heads” on Palm Sunday and that was followed on Easter Sunday with The Baptist Belles Hand Bell Choir playing, “Christ, the Lord, is Risen Today” along with, “I Serve a Risen Savior.” These are rich treasures from our Christian Musical Heritage which are just as alive with meaning today as they were when they were composed many years ago.
Thank you to all our thirty-two church musicians for your dedication to rehearsals for many weeks so that you could present these pieces to both worship services. Also, many thanks go to Bob Edwards and Rose Sanders for leading congregational singing during the months of March and April. We are fortunate to have willing leaders and a capable piano accompanist in Joshua Mullins when our organist, Rosemary Brauninger, is away. Your service to God is greatly appreciated by this director and the members of our congregation.
Spring brings its own special musical treats when our men’s bell players: The Baptist Beaus, present a number in honor of Mother’s Day. You won’t want to miss Sunday, May 11th, to hear them. It will be the first time we have had enough men to complete a full male bell choir. Thank you, men, for rising to the occasion.
On May 18th, our Sanctuary Choir will sing, “Be Still, My Soul” coupled with “You Raise Me Up.” What a joy to work with our choir on this number. We have grown in size and are twenty singers strong now. If you would like to join, now would be a good time. After their May presentation and before they take a summer break, our singers will sing one more time. It will be on June 8th. So, if you’ve been wanting to hear them, mark 5/18 and 6/8 on your calendars.
In the meantime, remember:

“Be still, my soul! The Lord is on your side. Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
             Leave to your God to order and provide. In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul! The waves and winds still know His voice who ruled them
while He dwelt below.”


This article originally appeared in the May 2014 edition of the FBC newsletter. Click here to view the rest of this newsletter.