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

December 2019

Judy Kirchoff, Handbell Director

Praise The Lord! Immanuel celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Handbell Ministry on November 10. It was a joyous occa-sion filled with bell and chime music and a special prayer of blessing was said by Pastor Paul. 

Since the Ministry’s beginning, 123 children and adults have performed. A total of 27 ringers participated at this service. The Chapel Chimers performed “How Great Thou Art” for the prelude. A combination of 23 handbell and handchimes ringers per-formed “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”. The Hallelujah Handbell Choir performed “Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace” during the offertory. 

Thank you to Ava Johnson and Gracesen Klein for reading the Scripture lessons, to Marian Segersten for her photography, to the Tech people and to all of the ringers who participated in making this an awesome celebration. God has so blessed this Ministry. Thank you members of Immanuel for your continued prayers and support. 

On Wednesday, December 11, both the Chapel Chimers and the Hallelujah Bell Choir will be participating at Heartwood for the Cuyuna Christmas celebration. We will be performing on the stage in the conference center from 6:00-6:30. On Wednesday, December 18, the Chapel Chimers will be playing Christmas carols on chimes at the Care Center from 4:45-5:30. The Hallelu-jah Bell Choir will participate at the 4:00 service on Christmas Eve. 

Both of the choirs will have a winter break and begin practices again the end of March. We wish you a blessed Christmas sea-son. 

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.