Musical Notes #1 Print

I've been told that Foothills Lutheran Church is one of few churches that still actually has an active "choir".    Many churches have praise teams and music groups etc but to find an genuine, dedicated choir is becoming more challenging.

There are numerous verses in the Bible that mention singing.  Over the next few months, I'll include a few of these Psalms of inspiration.

Psalm 63:2-5 is just one of many references pertaining to praising God with song.

Psalm 63: 2-5
2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
3 Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
4 I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

I know (because Pastor Bode said so) that we should sing with gusto, as a choir, and as a congregation.  The definition of praise is:  "to extol, to exalt, to worship".  The choir message obviously is delivered with word (song) and music.  If our choir had a job description, I believe it would be to "minister" to the congregation with song and to exalt God's mighty name through our singing.  Yes, the choir is a "music ministry" , if you will and we do it out of our love of singing and our love for God.

Introducing our choir:  

Choir Director: Chad Utke
Pianist:  Connie Weryshko, Erna Regehr(part-time)

Bass: Mark Kihn, Walt Zwick, Robert Heumann
Tenor:  Dave Brookwell, Pastor David Bode, Helen Brookwell
Alto: Ruth Ring, Kim Cook, Shelley Haas, Lynn Weitz, Ellen Wagner, Nora Jarowicz, Maxine Abraham
Soprano: Betty Ann Chandler, Christine Heumann, Darlene Gaber
2nd Soprano: Jocelyn Cook, Amanda Maxwell, Laurie-Lynn Brookwell

Introduce yourself to any one of us and we'd love to chat about our experience in the choir and INVITE you to join us.

(Watch for future blogs which will include interviews with choir members.)

Respectfully submitted by Laurie-Lynn Brookwell