Sanctuary Choir

Mark Ramsey, Director - Bea Towe, Accompanist



The Sanctuary Choir rehearses in the Choir Room each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). All are welcome to sing in the Choir! Here is our Choir Schedule.

In-Choir-ing Minds

Wednesday, January 22, 2020


 I will sing with the spirit: Alleluia! And I will sing with the understanding also: Alleluia!


Another year is dawning; Dear Father, let it be, in working or in waiting, another year with thee; another year of progress, another year of praise, another year of proving thy presence all the days; another year of service, of witness for thy love; another year of training for holier work above; another year is dawning, Dear Father, let it be, on earth, or else in heaven, another year for thee. - Frances Ridley Havergal


Technique:  (Quietly) breathe in the shape of the vowel (ah, eh, ee, oh, oo) 

Purpose: Air Flow


(Available rehearsal recordings are highlighted below and on the Choir Schedule.)

Hymns/Praise Songs: We Bow Down; In Christ Alone

Sunday's Anthem: I Will Sing With the Spirit - John Rutter (#521)

Give Thanks to the Lord - Dave and Jean Perry (#710)

Love Divine, All Love Excelling - Mack Wilberg (#669)

The Old Rugged Cross - George Bennard, arr. Joel Raney (#796)

 Let Heavenly Music Fill This Place - Gordon Young (#789)

Gloria - Ramsey (#564) 



  • Next Choir Social: February 12



 Ralph and  Edna were both patients in a mental hospital. One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Ralph suddenly jumped into the deep end. He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there. Edna promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled him out. When the Head Nurse became aware of Edna's heroic act, she immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as she now considered her to be mentally stable. When she went to tell Edna the news she said, 'Edna, I have good news and bad news. The good news is you're being discharged, since you were able to rationally respond to a crisis by jumping in and saving the life of the person you love.  I have concluded that your act displays sound mindedness. The bad news is, Ralph hung himself in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him.  I am so sorry, but he's dead.' Edna replied, 'He didn't hang himself, I put him there to dry. How soon can I go home?' [from Dick]


  • 1/23 Bea
  • 1/28 Carol S.


  • Jeff McMichael, metastatic pancreatic cancer
  • Carol G., hip surgery on January 29th

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