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: Handbell Choir
In November the Chapel Chimers returned to practicing after a long break from last December. It was wonderful to begin the program again and to see the enthusiasm and to hear the laughter. Returning Chimers are: Carson Freese, Braylon Kannel, Katie Freese, Ellyot Hoyt, Bella Oren and Lily Thompson. We welcome the new Chimers: Maycee DeCent, Kynsley DeCent and Aviyah Hoyt.
Their first performance was Nov. 22 and they played, “All Things Bright and Beautiful”. Looking ahead, the Chimers will perform on Dec. 20. This is also the day that the Sunday School children will celebrate their Christmas program. Immanuel’s Youngest Ringers will also play two songs on the colored metal bells.
The Hallelujah Bell Choir performed “Let All Things Now Living” together with flautist, Rachel Norwood. Thank you Rachel for making this song very special. A huge thank you also to Carson and Katie Freese for challenging themselves and doing an excellent job performing with us so we could ring 3 octaves instead of just 2. We hope that they will be able to join us again in the future. Awesome!
Judy Kirchoff, Director
Front row L to R: Braylon Kannel, Aviyah Hoyt, Maycee DeCent, Ellyot Hoyt, Carson Freese Back row L to R: Bella Oren, Kynsley DeCent, Katie Freese, Lily Thompson
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, please contact Judy Kirchoff at 218-546-2804.