Music Ministries

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

Hallelujah Handbells 5-8-16 - 4Performing the 2nd Sunday of the month.

The Hallelujah Handbell Choir is an adult handbell choir that is made up of members of Immanuel.


. . . . in Handbell Ministry

July 2019

Judy Kirchoff, Handbell Director

The Hallelujah Bell Choir had its last spring performance on June 9. We were challenged to get out of our comfort zone and practice a more difficult and longer piece of mu-sic. We did well and enjoyed playing “I’ll Fly Away” and hope that you enjoyed it too. 

Our Handbell Ministry will say farewell to Gordy and Audrey Jacobson, who have been charter members of this bell choir that first began in 2009. Thank you both for your dedication and commitment these past 9-1/2 years. Your laughter, involvement and leadership will be missed. Thank you for the gifts/talents that you have shared. 

When our handbells were refurbished last winter, 13 of the handles were not replaced because they were not worn. Thanks to a generous donation, we will replace them this summer so all the handles will have the new de-sign. 

If you missed attending the beginning handbell session in June, you can still get in an evening or day time lesson. Give Judy Kirchoff a call at 218-820-2802 or email if you would like to attend sometime this summer. This is a great opportunity to have a “hands on” experience. After a short summer break, the bell choir will return to practice on August 27. 

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 5-18-16 - 4Chapel 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.