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 2018

Judy Kirchoff, Handbell Director

The Hallelujah Bell Choir had their last spring perfor-mance on June 10 and will have a summer break until Au-gust 28. Our Sunday in June was a conflict for many of the bell members due to other events and travel, so Ava Johnson and Ember Popkes rang with the adult choir. The girls have been in the Chapel Chimers for 3 years and are going into the 6th grade. This was a great opportunity for them and a challenge to learn new rhythms and more dif-ficult music. I am so proud of them as they met that challenge. Awesome job Ava and Ember!!! 

If you have an interest in ringing the bells and have some knowledge of music, please contact Judy Kirchoff at 218-820-2802. We are in the need for additional subs to ring and eventual-ly this could lead into a full time position. 

Judy Kirchoff, Director 

Wing & A Prayer: Contemporary Band

Performing the 3rd Sunday of the month.

Wing & A Prayer 5-15-16 - 5Wing & 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 this fall, please contact Judy Kirchoff at 218-546-2804.