“IT IS SAD TO SEE EMPTY SEATS IN THE CHOIR LOFT…
Especially during the summer, there are more empty seats in the choir loft than any other time of the year. Summer means vacation time for most. A majority of the choir members, like everyone else, go on vacation during the summer. Their empty choir chairs need your help because they are a sad sight to see.
Take a minute to contemplate these questions.
How do you feel when you see few singers in the choir loft or the few times, the choir loft is empty?
What impression might visitors get when they see lots of empty seats in the choir loft?
On the positive side of the coin, what is the impact of a filled choir loft on you? Your guests? A first time visitor? .
Remember, the jubilant singing last Easter Sunday? WOW! There were 22 singers in the choir leading us in song.
With YOUR help, we can fill the choir loft CAPACITY!
Come to the choir room 30 minutes before service to review that day’s hymns.
8:00 for the 8:30 service or 10:30 for the 11:00 service.
No Choir Robes. No Anthem to Prepare. No Processing in or out. No rehearsals.
By the way, summer choir is ideal for those who wish they could to be in the choir, but circumstances prohibit their being in the Joyful Noise or Chancel Choir.
Have questions? Please contact Susan Ritchey or anyone of the choir. Thank you for taking time to read about and consider Summer Choir! Susan R.
God’s Word Pertaining to Music
Jack Wellman, Author and Pastor of Mulvane Brethren church in Mulvane, Kansas, wrote an article titled, “Top 7 Bible Verses About Music.” Below is an excerpt from the article.
“Music as doxology (praise to God) is so important to God that it takes place in heaven. What are 7 of my top Bible verses about music? What would yours be?
First Chronicles 16:9 “Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!”
This sounds very much like a command to me. The Psalmist says to “Sing to Him” and “sing praise to Him” and apparently in these songs of praise we should “tell of all His wondrous works!” When we sing worship songs, we are not singing to ourselves but we “Sing to Him” and because He is most worthy we “sing praises to Him” that “tell of all His wondrous works.” We have so much to praise Him for and music is one of the most powerful ways to worship God and put all of our senses into doing what we were created for to glorify Him and that most certainly includes singing praises to Him”
In conclusion, Wellman wrote: “Did you know that worship music is in heaven too (Rev 5:8, 14:2-3, 15:3-4)? Can you imagine what a heavenly choir must sound like?
We who are saved have every good reason to worship God in songs of praise for He is certainly worthy of all honor, glory, and praise. “
Soli Deo Gloria!