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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The Chapel Chimers enjoyed playing Christmas music in the back of the church. They were amazed that the video camera could still find them. We have had a great fall introducing 5 new ringers to the Chapel Chimers. On December 19 they will have their annual holiday party, playing games and of course eating food, and then end the afternoon with ringing several holiday songs on the chimes. They will have a winter break until April 3.
The Hallelujah Handbell Choir played a hauntingly, beautiful song of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” using the singing bell technique. We enjoyed performing at Heartwood to the residents and will end our winter season on Christmas Eve, ringing at the 4:00 service. Practices will resume on March 26.
Blessings in the New Year,
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.