“You raise me up so I can stand on mountains.
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas.
I am strong when I am on Your shoulders.
You raise me up to more than I can be!”
How about that Sanctuary Choir of ours? Weren’t they amazing on May 18th? Their delivery of, “You Raise Me Up” was powerful indeed and all who were present to hear that message were blessed. Sorry if you missed it. Hopefully you’ll be in attendance to worship through a choral presentation one more time before they take their summer break. June 8th will be their last time to sing in our 9:30 a.m. church service until they regroup to sing again on Grandparents Day, September 7th.
Speaking of Grandparents Day, please help us spread the word to all current and former choir members as well as to their children and grandchildren that they are invited to sing with the choir in the 9:30 a.m. church service on September 7, 2014. Plus, those whose schedules only allow them to sing with the choir occasionally throughout the year also are included in this group along with their children and grandchildren. This is a generational reunion of singers who look forward to blending their voices together once a year to glorify God in song! If you fall within this category of singers and plan to participate, please let the director know then mark the date on your home calendar so you can be included in this very special musical event.
As the choir approaches its break, perhaps you will take the time to seek out a choir member or two and thank them for their year-round participation. We are so fortunate that each individual member is completely dedicated to the value of Christian Choral Music and to the purpose it serves in our worship services.
This type of dedication is what brings choir members out to rehearsals every Wednesday evening come rain or shine, to Summer Singers rehearsals in June and August and also to extra Christmas Cantata rehearsals in winter. They are an inspiration to this director and deserve words of appreciation. I thank them and hope you will also.
This article originally appeared in the June 2014 edition of the FBC newsletter. Click here to view the rest of this newsletter.