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

April 2019

Judy Kirchoff, Handbell Director

The handbells were refurbished in January/February for a cost of $2600. After 8 years of use, there was an additional $721. needed for the replacement of 23 handles and 5 discs. We are looking forward to ringing these handbells once again. A special thank you goes to Fred Tessmer who prepared the bells for shipping and transportation, and checked them again after receiving them at Immanuel. 

The Chapel Chimers will begin practice on Wed. April 3 from 3:30-4:45. Their first spring performance will be on April 28 at both services. 

The Hallelujah Bell Choir practices will be from 5:45-7:15 on Tuesday’s. There is a need for additional ringers to sub for members who need to be absent and possibly for a full-time position. You don’t need to know how to ring the bells as I will give you that instruction, but it is very helpful to have some knowledge of musical notes. You will be given some individual instruction before practicing with the whole bell choir. 

Please call Judy Kirchoff at 218-820-2802 or e-mail: 

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.