July 6th, 2013
It is hard to believe that, on a day when the thermometer has reached 30 degrees celsius, I am thinking about Advent & Christmas! For me, July and August have always provided some quiet time to begin preparations for these liturgical seasons of the church year.
Over the last few years, I have heard from a number of people who have expressed an interest in sharing their love of music during worship. Many of you have also indicated that a weekly choir practice is not possible in your schedule. So, to everyone who has ever had that thought, I am inviting you to share your musical gifts on Christmas Eve and this is how – I am hoping to create a new group called The Joyful Noise Makers! It will be made up of people of all generations, musical abilities and musical gifts. If you cannot read music but like to sing or play and instrument, this group is for you, as well. Rather than a weekly practice, I am looking at the possibility of getting together once in September and October, twice in November and once in December.
So, I am asking you to give this invitation some prayerful thought. If you are interested, or know of someone who might be, please respond to me at
or return this letter, signed, to the church office.
Indicate what day/time would be best for you (Choice 1, Choice 2, Choice 3) to practice and please include this in your response.
_____4th or 5th Tuesday of the month (evening)
_____Any Thursday (evening)
_____Any Saturday (morning)
_____Any Saturday (afternoon)
_____Any Sunday (following worship)
_____Other (please indicate)
The inspiration for The Joyful Noise Makers came from:
the wonderful Psalm 100,
and through my Sabbatical.
I am excited by this dream and hope that you will be, as well!
Have a great summer!