Acabella will be playing two songs in the 8:00 and 9:45 am services on Sunday, December 13.
They will play a version of “Away In A Manger” and join with Grace Notes for a lovely version of “Hark The Herald Angels Sing”. On Monday, December 14, they will travel to Windmill
Manor in Coralville to play Christmas music for the residents there at 6:00 pm that evening.
Grace Notes will be singing at the 8:00 and 9:45 am services on Sunday, December 13. They
will be singing “Hark The Herald Angels Sing” with Acabella playing the accompaniment. They
will also sing “Child Of Peace”.
The Chime Bar Choir, with help from some older ringers, will be playing “Gentle Mary Laid Her
Child” at the 8:00 and 9:45 am services on Sunday, December 6.
The Children’s Choirs will join together to present a CHRISTMAS PAGEANT on Sunday, December 20 at 9:00 am in the sanctuary. There is a dress rehearsal on Saturday, December 19 from10:00 am to noon. The children are learning the music for the pageant during rehearsals on Sunday mornings from 8:45—9:00 am. The children will also sing at the 9:45 am service on Sunday, December 20.
The bells are currently on loan to Gloria Dei Lutheran in Iowa City for the summer. They offered to store the bells and equipment for the summer as we thought we may need to vacate our Sanctuary space at this time. In exchange for storage, a beginner’s handbell camp is going to be offered there on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm. Eight people have signed up so far. The bells will come back at the end of August.
The Raleigh Ringers, a nationally recognized handbell ensemble, will be playing a concert in Davenport on Tuesday, June 23rd at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for those 65+, and free for children under 5. E-mail Jen Richey at email@example.com if you are interested in going and carpooling.
We are already working on the music for the Christmas Pageant that will be presented on December 15. Please have your children at the church each Sunday to learn the music. We will have a dress rehearsal for the 8:45 am group on Saturday, December 14 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. They will present their pageant at 9:00 am on Sunday. The 11:00 am group will have their dress re-hearsal on Sunday, the 15, before presenting at 11:15 am that day.
If you have any questions, please email Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Bells has started rehearsals again on Sundays at 5:30 pm. We have a very experienced group of ringers returning this year. There is still one spot available for a ringer in grades 6—12.
Chime Bar Choir, which meets on Sundays at 5:00 pm, has begun. We have a wonderful new group of ringers, ready to learn to play together and add their music to worship. There are still bells available for ringers in grades 2—5, so feel free to join us on Sunday.
The Children’s Choir meets during the Sunday school hour at 8:45 am each Sunday. Preschool through 1st grade meet in the preschool classroom and 2nd—6th graders meet in the music room. Children’s choir sings at the 9:45 am service on the third Sunday of each month (except September). The Children’s choir will begin on Sunday, September 8. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Jansen at email@example.com.
Acabella is an adult bell choir which meets on Monday evenings from 7:00—8:00 pm in the church Sanctuary, September through May. No previous music experience is needed, just a desire to play bells. Acabella participates in worship services as music is prepared. If you have questions, please contact Jen Bitner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Come and ring with us, beginning September 9.
Grace Notes is a teen/adult vocal choir. We meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:00—7:00 pm in the music room, September through May. All voices are welcome to join us! Grace Notes sings most often in the 8:00 am, Traditional service. We will begin rehearsals on Wednesday, September 4. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Jansen at email@example.com.
Youth Bells is for students in grades 5—12, who like to ring bells. This group meets on Sunday evenings, just before EPIC from 5:30—6:00 pm in the Sanctuary. No previous ringing experience is required—you will learn as you ring. We play in worship services as music is ready. We will begin rehearsals on Sunday, September 22. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Jansen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chime Bar Choir is for students in grades 2—5 who want to part of a musical group. We learn the basics of ringing and music reading. We rehearse each Sunday afternoon from 5:00—5:30 pm in the Sanctuary. This is a great introduction to playing bells for younger students as the chime bars are eas-ier to ring, but still produce a lovely sound. We play in worship services when we have a piece ready to share. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Jansen at email@example.com.