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, September 18, 2019


"Lay up your treasures in heaven, O people, lay up your treasures in glory where nothing in this world can take them away."  O listen, people, hear the Master say.  Your treasures in this world will fade away, but the things of the Lord will last forever more!  Well, the Lord looked out and saw the people there, tied up in worry and burdened with care.  He said, "Seek first the kingdom and you will see the things that will last for eternity!  Some people trust in their silver and gold, they put their faith in the wealth they hold.  But fortunes will fade and kingdoms fall, so put your trust in the Lord of all!


I am a creature of God, and he has an undoubted right to do with me as seemeth good in his sight.  I rejoice that I am in his hand—that he is everywhere present and can protect me in one place as well as in another. - Ann Hasseltine Judson


Technique: kee kah 564534231 

Purpose: Relaxation


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

Hymns/Praise Songs: More Precious Than Silver; Sing of the Lord's Goodness (with Alice, Tambourine!)

Sunday's Anthem: Lay Up Your Treasures in Heaven - Pepper Choplin (#760)

  • Poor Man Lazarus - Jester Hairston
  • Three Songs of World Praise - Allen Pote (#519)
  • How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place, from "Requiem" - Johannes Brahms (#131)
  • One Faith, One Hope, One Love - arr. Joel Raney (NEW)



  • Next Choir Social: ---
  • We will wear robes beginning World Communion Sunday, October 6th.
  • September 28 (Saturday) - The Sanctuary Choir will sing (Brahms) for the Memorial Service of FPC Pastor Emeritus Robert Martz.  We'll meet in the Choir Room robed at 9:30 a.m.
  • Nov. 2 (Saturday) Rehearsal with Joel Raney at 1:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
  • Nov. 3 (Sunday) Meet in Sanctuary, robed, at 9:00 a.m. for 10:00 a.m. Combined Worship Service


One Faith, One Hope, One Love

 Saturday, November 2

1:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir, Dei Gloriam, Organ, Piano with Joel Raney

5:00 p.m. Ticketed, Catered Dinner ($25 Dinner & Concert; $15 Age 12 & Under; $10 Concert-Only)

7:00 p.m. Joel Raney Piano Concert

Sunday, November 3

9:00 a.m. Choirs & Bells, Sanctuary

10:00 a.m. One Combined Worship Service in the Sanctuary

Anthem: One Faith, One Hope, One Love - arr. Joel Raney (World Premiere)

Joel Raney Hymn Arrangements



 A pastor was talking to a group of young children about believing in Jesus and going to heaven. At the end of his talk, he asked, "Where do you want to go?" "Heaven!" they all piped up. "And what do you have to be to get there?" "Dead!", one boy yelled. 


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  • Jeff McMichael, metastatic pancreatic cancer

Pics from the 2019 International Choral Festival, Missoula: