“On this sea of life I sail through the storms and through the gales,
For I’m anchored to the Rock, the Rock of Ages;
And my anchor is secure, and my vessel will endure
For I’m anchored to the solid Rock.”

What a blessing it is to know that as a believer, we have an anchor in Jesus Christ. Even though the “winds of fear and doubt may blow, peace and safety will be found, for my ship is homeward bound.”

Recently our Sanctuary Choir members had the privilege to welcome a visitor to one of our rehearsals. At the conclusion of the rehearsal this director had the opportunity to converse with our guest and discovered that our visitor had never heard comforting words such as those expressed in this anthem. What an opportunity to witness!
I trust we never take for granted the gift we have received from Christ to anchor ourselves in Him. Sometimes it takes a contact with someone hearing for the first time about the love and salvation God offers through His son, Jesus Christ, to make us realize how fortunate we are as  believers to have this anchor as we make our way through life.

On God’s promises I rest for each one has stood the test,
Yes, I’m anchored to the Rock, the Rock of Ages.
Heaven’s haven will draw nigh, we will be there by and by,
For I’m anchored to the solid Rock.

The choir will sing this anthem in the 9:30 worship service on Sunday, June 14, 2015. We hope you will be present to worship with us through this musical message. Also on this same Sunday, the choir will offer a choral blessing at the conclusion of the sermon, “The Lord Bless You and Keep You.” This choral benediction is a favorite of many people in our choir as well as among members of our congregation.
With the singing of this special benediction, the Sanctuary Choir will break for the summer and  won’t be heard again until October. The Summer Singers take over in July and finish their run on Grandparents Day, Sept. 13, 2015. Come sing with us for the summer, if you wish!

It has come to my attention that we need to find a pianist/organist to substitute for Joy Koon when she is not available to fill in for Rosemary Brauninger when Kent and Rosemary are traveling. I’m asking the congregation to help me locate an accompanist who would enjoy filling in whenever necessary. If you can suggestion a name to me, I’ll be happy to follow up on that lead. Thank you.
“Sing”cerely, Betty