I owe a great deal of thanks to members of our music ministry for all their hard work during Holy Week and Easter Sunday. First, Sanctuary Choir, thank you so much for your beautiful choral work. Orchestra, fantastic festive finish and hymn accompaniment Easter! Sanctuary Bells, the work paid off! Thank you for your hours of practice and determination. Handbells is such a unique musical experience, aurally and visually. Alice, Angela, David, Cindy, Penny, Wayne, and technicians, thank you for your contributions to our mid-day Holy week services.
Coming up May 3, 2017, at 6pm, we will host the group Brass Works from Chattanooga, TN. This is a regional brass ensemble composed of music ministers and laypersons. Of special interest to me are two members. Carroll Wallace, recently retired Christian Church Minister, trombone player, and fellow graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, will be leading the group. Carroll and I crossed paths in Seminary. We both played in Seminary Winds under Douglas Smith, Professor of Instrumental Music. Dan Hanson serves as one of the trumpet players. Dan was my minister of music from about the 6th grade though my high school years. Dan had a great influence on me and my vocational calling. It will be a thrill for me to be a part of this event May 3. I ask you to join us in our Sanctuary at 6pm to hear some great sacred music made by some very gifted and talented individuals. You will not want to miss it!