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

June 2019

Judy Kirchoff, Handbell Director

The Chapel Chimers had their last spring performance on Sunday, May 19 and won’t practice again until September 4. They have been awesome and are a delight to work with. Ava Johnson and Lydia Nelson were the Scripture readers this Sunday and the other members are Ellyot Hoyt, Bella Oren, Lily Thompson, Braylon Kannel, Katie Freese, Svea Johnson and Carson Freese. 

The Hallelujah Handbell Choir has their final spring performance on June 9th and will resume practice on August 27. 

In the week of June 23, I would like to have an introductory class to handbells. We would select an evening that would work the best (probably a Monday-Tuesday or Wednesday) and meet at 6:30 for approximately an hour. This would be a “hands on” session and we would go over bell techniques and answer any questions that you may have. This is the perfect opportunity to ring the bells and to see if this ministry is something that you would like to try. 

We will have several positions available for either full time or as a substitute this fall. Please call Judy Kirchoff at 218-820- 2802 or email: Our practice schedule is on Tuesday evenings from 5:45-7:15 and we perform the sec-ond Sunday of the month in April through June and again in September through December. 

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.