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Attention Church Council

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Written by Administrator

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This 2014 Policy manual is intended for our honorable Church Council members to review at their earliest convenience.

 

(Also included here are the 2013 Policies:)

 

Senior Choir: Where and When

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Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!  Come into his presence with singing!  The senior choir is a friendly group of men and women who love to contribute their talents to become an integral part of Sunday worship.  They often become good friends through this joint experience. 

We practice at the church on Thursday evenings during the school year from 7:30-8:30.  Sr-choir-w-violin-(distance)We have a special room for our choirs (senior, youth, and handbell) upstairs from the lobby with the slate floor.  It's called the "Dot Clark Music Room" in memory of our energetic, fun-loving former organist.  Dot Clark was our much-loved organist for more than 50 years!

The choir sings at the 9:30 worship service on Sundays during the school year.  Sometimes instrumentalists join the organ or keyboard for an especially "joyful noise".  We cordially invite you to join with us.

 

What is that heavenly sound?! -Bells, of course

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Written by Deb Betz

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bell-choir-playing-BWThe LCC Bell Choir has been in existence for almost 20 years, starting out with a set of borrowed antique bells. With the help of our former pastor, Rev. Mobby Larson, and the Shoreline Ringers of St. Luke's Lutheran Church (who use our bells too), we have built an impressive set.  We have dubbed ourselves the "Belles and Beaux".

It is not necessary to know how to read music or even have any experience playing a musical instrument to join our group. There's always room for more and we welcome new ringers at any time during the year. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you'd like more information.

 

Belles & Beaux, Bell Choir Schedule

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bells-with-musicEach Thursday evening from 6:15-7:15, we rehearse our music.  We play in church once/month. Sometimes we play twice in a month, or play two pieces in one worship service.  In addition, we play on the important services of Christmas Eve, Palm Sunday and Easter.

Although we take the summer off, some of us may play a piece for "special music" during worship in July or August.  Our fearless leader, Deb Betz, is talented and entertaining; we all have a lot of fun

There's a place ready here for you.  We'd love to have you with us!

   

Welcome Back Choirs

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In mid-September we welcome back our choirs!  We missed your music over the summer and are looking forward to another good year of joyful noises.

Want to join?  There is a space just your size in the choir loft, and bells to fit your hands.  Give it a try, it may become your new favorite hobby.  Just come along Thursday evening, 6:15 for bell choir or 7:30 for senior choir.

   

St. Patrick's Breastplate

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jesus-with-childChrist be with me, Christ be within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me,
Christ above me, Christ beneath me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.  Amen.
- "Deer's Cry", St. Patrick's Breastplate, 5th century
   

Words of Comfort

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Written by C. Busch

yellow_daisies_after_rainI was driving to the day care to pick up my kids after work, meditating once again on whether or not it was OK for them that I worked full time.  Were they OK?  Was I a good mother?  I prayed to God to take good care of those 3 precious ones, then out of the blue I felt a voice say,
"They're my children, too."

I took His meaning to be don't worry--He loves them as much as I do (and with a perfect love). 

Also, I think He meant that I, myself, and everyone else in the world, are also His children, as precious to Him as my children are to me; and therefore He is taking care of us.

"They're my children, too." 

Those words bring me so much comfort whenever I remember them.