Churchyard: Gospel Bluegrass Band
Performing 1st Sunday of each month.
Churchyard was started in 2003 and is a highly sought regional bluegrass group frequently traveling and playing at area churches and other venues in north central Minnesota around the Brainerd Lakes area.
Churchyard is best known for high quality harmony vocals backing solid lead singing featuring nearly everyone in the band. Different vocal and instrumental talent combine in a myriad of different ways to provide a wide variety of music enjoyment.
Hallelujah Handbells: Adult Handbell Choir
Performing the 2nd Sunday of the month.
The Hallelujah Handbell Choir is an adult handbell choir that is made up of members of Immanuel.
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Great news! We have a vocal choir to perform with the handbell choir on December 10th. Judi Burson will be directing the choir practices which will begin on Tuesday, November 7th and Judy Kirchoff will be contacting those choir members that have signed up. The practices will begin at 6:30 to approximately 7:30. If you have not signed up and would like to sing “How Quietly” with us, you are very welcome to join us. Contact Judy Kirchoff at 218-546-2804 or 218-820-2802 with any questions. In the beginning of November, there will be an invitation for Sunday School children who would like to sing “Away In A Manger” with the choir and bells. They will need to be able to memorize the 2 stanzas and also attend a couple of rehearsals.
The Chapel Chimers enjoyed surprising Pastor Paul in October with some fun readings during the church service. It was in appreciation for his ministry at Immanuel. I think that he especially enjoyed the Ole joke and the Snickers candy bar and box of Whoppers that were given for that story.
Our practices have been going well and the new Chimers are learning how to count and use the correct techniques. In November and December they will play the handbells instead of the chimes.
Judy Kirchoff, Director
Wing & A Prayer: Contemporary Band
Performing the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Wing & A Prayer is a contemporary worship band that is made up of members of Immanuel that enjoy playing and singing contemporary worship music. If you are interested in singing with this group, please contact Pastor Paul Mattson.
Chapel Chimers: Children’s Chime Choir
Performing the 4th Sunday of the month
The Chapel Chimers are a youth choir playing both chimes and bells. Currently we have 9 girls and 1 boy attending. Practices are on Wednesday afternoons from 3:25 – 4:30 in the sanctuary. The Chimers begin with a light snack after school and practice for 45 minutes.
We practice in the months of September through December and again in April and May and perform in church when everyone is available to play. This is an enthusiastic group who have learned the musical notes very quickly. If you have a son or daughter who is in grades 3 through 12 and would like to join the Chapel Chimers, please give the director or the church office a call.
If your son or daughter would like to play the chimes and practice with us on Wednesday afternoons this fall, please contact Judy Kirchoff at 218-546-2804.