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 have had a busy, but fun month of December. On the 11th they participated at the Cuyuna Christmas at Heartwood. They enjoyed the applause after they gave an awesome perfor-mance. At the 9:00 service and at the Sunday School program on the 15th, they played a festive song called “Come On, Ring Those Bells”. Thank you to Judi Burson who accompanied them on the piano. Carson Freese and Lydia Nelson read the scripture lessons. On Dec. 18 they will have their last practice at the church and then perform at 4:45 in the new activity room at the Care Center. Practices will resume on April 1.
A group of Sunday School children rang the colored metal bells at both the 9:00 service and at the Christmas program. Immanuel’s Youngest Ringers enjoyed playing two songs, “The First Noel” and “Joy to the World”. Christmas is a great time of the year to ring some bells.
The Hallelujah Bell Choir performed Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” with Judi Burson on the keyboard. It is one of our favorite pieces that we have performed and we also participated and played this song at the Cuyuna Christmas event. This year is coming to an end and we look forward to wel-coming our Lord Jesus at the 4:00 Christmas Eve service. There will be a winter break until March 17.
The Chapel Chimers and Hallelujah Bell Choir wish you a Healthy and Happy 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, please contact Judy Kirchoff at 218-546-2804.