Worship and Music Archive

The Children’s Choir

Posted May 30, 2018 By admin

The Children’s Choir will practice on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month, from 5-6 pm, in the church. Also, we will continue to have a short, 10-minute music session at the beginning of Sunday School from 9:15 to 9:25 AM in the nave of the church, after which your children will be accompanied to their classrooms.

Worship and Music News

Posted May 30, 2018 By admin

I want to give a huge shout-out to the Children’s Choir! They are a fantastic group of young Christians (and believe me, they know how to spell that word!) and I am enjoying every minute I have with them.

To the congregation, thank you so much for your support of this ministry. To the parents and grandparents who bring the children to practice, thank you for encouraging them to participate. To those who have volunteered to assist at the practices, your presence is invaluable; it doesn’t just help me out, it also shows the children that you see the Children’s Choir as an important part of ministry at St. Jacob’s.

Just a reminder that you still have time to put your favorite hymn in the box in the Narthex. To fill all the anthem spots for June, July and August (except for Homecoming, which will have its own special music), we need 12 hymns! Hopefully, there will be more than 12 hymns in the box, in which case, we will use any remaining ones as communion hymns this fall. The box will be in the Narthex all summer, so you can drop a hymn in at any time.

Soli Deo Gloria,

Laurie

Worship and Music News

Posted May 1, 2018 By admin

Music speaks to our souls and can touch us
in unexpected ways during our lives. If you’re like
me, there are songs you grew up singing, songs that
had a deeper meaning to you than the mere words
on the page. Perhaps it was a song that you just
happened to hear or sing at a time when you needed
to be reminded of the truth written in those words.
This summer – from the first Sunday in June
through the 3rd Sunday in August, you have the
opportunity to choose what the choir sings for the
offertory anthem. We’d like to know your favorite
hymns: ones from old hymnals, spirituals, gospel
songs, children’s songs, camp songs – anything that
is appropriate for worship service.

There will be a box in the narthex along with
paper and pencils for you to write down those
favorites. You don’t have to look up a hymn number;
simply write the title of the hymn. If you aren’t sure
of the title, but know the lyrics to the refrain, write
that down. You don’t have to write your name on the
paper but please be aware that if there is any
difficulty in locating the hymn you requested, I would
not know who to contact for additional information.

Each summer Sunday, starting May 27th,
during the children’s sermon, one of the children will
draw a hymn out of the box. That hymn will be the
anthem on the following Sunday. And if there are
any members of the congregation who would like to
come to the choir loft during the sharing of the peace
to sing that hymn with the choir, this is your
invitation!

Soli Deo Gloria,

Laurie

What is your favorite hymn?

Posted April 30, 2018 By admin

Haven’t heard it sung lately? Wish we’d sing it more often? Well, here’s your chance. This summer, we’d like to sing YOUR favorite hymns as anthems. Put the title of the hymn (or lyrics if you’re unsure of the title) into the box in the narthex. Each week, starting on May 27th, one of the children will draw a hymn from the box and that hymn will be the anthem for the following Sunday. So don’t be shy – tell us those favorite hymns!

The Children’s Choir

Posted April 30, 2018 By admin

The Children’s Choir will practice on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month, from 5-6 pm, in the church. See Laurie if you will be able to volunteer to assist her. We will continue to have a short, 10-minute music session at the beginning of Sunday School from 9:15 to 9:25 AM in the nave of the church, after which your children will be accompanied to their classrooms.

VBS will soon be upon us

Posted March 22, 2018 By admin

Are you making Summer plans? All of us need time away from our routine to refresh and recharge! It is the same for our faith life! Doing more than the routine can really ignite our spiritual walk with the Lord, especially with the young Christians. Plans for Vacation Bible School at St. Jacob’s will soon be underway.
Please:
1) Pray for the attendees and the leaders,
2) Prayerfully consider serving as part of the VBS team,
3) Mark your calendars for July 15-19 for VBS, and
4) Watch your worship folder for more details.

Worship and Music News

Posted March 22, 2018 By admin

Easter is fast approaching and as you read this, we will most likely be in the midst of one of the busiest weeks of the church year for musicians (and pastors!). From Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday, it’s a whirlwind of activity. What must it have been like that chaotic week so many years ago?

From the triumphal entry where the crowd sang hosannas – to Jesus sharing the last supper with his disciples and proclaiming the bread and wine as his body and blood in the new covenant; from Judas’ betrayal in the garden of Gethsemane – to Jesus’ trial before Pilate; from being scourged, scorned and forced to carry the cross through the streets of Jerusalem – to His final words “Into your hands I commend my spirit.”

It is difficult to imagine the extreme highs and lows of that fateful week leading to Calvary, but because of Jesus’s ultimate sacrifice for our sins, we can sing “God sent His son, they called him Jesus, He came to love, heal and forgive. He lived and died to buy my pardon, an empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.” And we can confidently echo the
words of the refrain: “… I know he holds the future and life is worth the living just because He lives.”
So on Easter Sunday morning when a fellow worshiper greets you with the words, “He is risen!”, you can answer with every assurance of truth, “He is risen indeed!”

Soli Deo Gloria,

Laurie

Vacation Bible School

Posted February 26, 2018 By admin

Are you making Summer plans? All of us need time away from our routine to refresh and recharge! It is the
same for our faith life! Doing more than the routine can really ignite our spiritual walk with the Lord, especially with
the young Christians. Plans for Vacation Bible School at St. Jacob’s will soon be underway. Please: 1) Pray for the
attendees and the leaders, 2) Prayerfully consider serving as part of the VBS team, 3) Mark your calendars for July
15-19 for VBS, and 4) Watch your worship folder for more details.

Choir Workshop

Posted February 26, 2018 By admin

Please make plans to attend our Choir Workshop on Saturday, March 3 in the fellowship hall.
We will begin at 9:30 AM and end at Noon. Lunch will be provided. We look forward to having you join us.

Worship and Music News

Posted February 26, 2018 By admin

Our group has been and continues to be busy. Several events have been planned, so go ahead and mark your calendars:
1. Annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 31, 10-11:30 AM. Children need to bring their baskets and see how many eggs thay can find. We will also have crafts and a light lunch will be served.
2. Lutheran Women Sunday is April 8.
3. Congregational Meal Fundraisers will be held on May 6 and September 23 which will be held immediately following church services. These fundraisers are held in order for our group to help those in need. As
Jacob’s Ladder
We have an exciting opportunity available for the youngsters at St. Jacob’s. All children from Kindergarten through the 5th grade are invited to sing in the newly-formed Children’s Choir. We will begin by preparing music for the 10:30 service on Easter Sunday.
From now until Easter Sunday, we will practice approximately 10 minutes at the beginning of Sunday School. Please bring your children to the sanctuary at 9:15 for the practice. Once we are finished, your children will be accompanied to their respective classrooms for Sunday School.
Between now and Easter, we will be working
on setting a schedule for the children sing on a regular basis and we will be asking for input from the parents to establish a more permanent practice time.
Also, if any of our 6th – 12th graders would like to be a ‘singing buddy’ or mentor for the younger ones, please consider joining us as well.
In other news, the choir workshop has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 3 from 9:30 to 12.
Lunch will be provided.
I always enjoy working with the adult choir members and I am looking forward to working with the children of St. Jacob’s as we build the foundations for future musicians in the church.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Laurie