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

October 2019

Judy Kirchoff, Handbell Director

The bell choirs are busy with their practices. On Sunday, September 8th, the Hallelujah Bell Choir gave hand-chimes to the congregation to play along with the processional to “All Things Bright and Beautiful”. Thank you to everyone who participated in ringing the chimes. It was a fun addition to the service on Rally Day. 

The Chapel Chimers are preparing for their Sept. 22nd performance. Lydia Nelson and Carson Freese will read the scripture lessons. This month they will play the handchimes, but in October some will learn the techniques of playing the handbells for the first time. They have some fun music they will be playing this year. This fall the members are: Ellyot Hoyt, Bella Oren, Lily Thompson, Braylon Kannel, Katie Freese, Svea Johnson, Carter Freese and Lydia Nelson. We do have openings for 2 more children to join this fun group. If your child is in grades 3-8 and has an interest, please call Judy Kirchoff at 218-820-2802. 

In November the Handbell Ministry will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. We do have some special plans for the 2nd Sunday, one of them being that both bell choirs will be playing a song together. There will be more information next month. 


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.