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Half the Old Testament is the word Remember. No, that’s not true. It’s 48%. I just rounded up. As Israel forgot, so do we. Today’s insert is a simple reminder of some of the standards we work to maintain as we sing for the Lord. My prayer is that you […]

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One Week Away!

December 11th, 2012

December 9, 2012

Only one week away! Next week is what we have been preparing for, and it’s hard to believe that it’s already here.

My Sunday school sermon this morning was on Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. At the sound of all the music they and everyone else were supposed to bow to the image. I was thinking about it this morning in terms of the choir.

Think about how much practice the musicians put into just that one event. I’ve seen the preparation that goes into concerts and huge musical events like this… and that’s without their lives being threatened. People in the secular field put SO much into their music, and they do it for the love of music itself. I would assume that playing for Nebuchadnezzar meant that if you messed up, you died. If that were me, I’d want to do my best!

Life-threatened practice or not, I’m always amazed at how much time goes into secular music. When I personally feel like we spend a lot of time rehearsing I usually think back to my three-hour Tuesday night practices for a secular choir and think, “Man! The church choir should do more… just because!”

We do not do extra practices very often, nor do we rehearse “too much.” All that is to say this: thank you for putting extra time on today’s practice, and thank you for coming Saturday. Our reason for singing is much greater than their reason for playing or singing, and our God deserves every bit of our devotion in practicing.

-Bro. Ryan

SATURDAY REHEARSAL – Please be at the church this Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10 am. We will conclude about 11:30. (Play practice is 12:30 – 2:30).

DRESS – Men, please wear a dark suit (preferably black) and a red tie. Ladies, please wear black/white/red. Please no flashy designs, blinking Christmas tree sweaters, excessive patterns or overly bright colors. Muted reds and plain or solid colors will be best. Thank you.

SUNDAY PRACTICE – Please come as normal at 9:15 am.

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