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, May 15, 2019




For some who pray expecting an answer, it takes a long time to learn that delays of answers are not denials.  There are deep secrets of love and wisdom that we have never imagined awaiting us.  We tend to want to pick our blessings from the tree while they are still green, yet God wants us to wait until they’re fully ripe.  Do not doubt His love.  Instead, lift up your eyes and begin praising Him right now for the deliverance that is on its way to you.  Then you’ll be abundantly rewarded for the delay that has tried your faith. - L. B. Cowman 


Technique: Oo (12b12b12b1--1717171--12b1712b1712b171)

Purpose: Ear Training


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

Hymns/Praise Songs: Because We Believe; Blessed Be The Lord God Almighty

Sunday's Anthem: With a Voice of Triumph - Joseph Martin/David Angerman (#748)



  • Next Choir Social: ---
  • Our final spring rehearsal will be held on May 15th. We'll meet at our regular time on the 19th and then at 9 a.m. on the 26th.  (We'll have one Worship Service at 10AM in the Sanctuary from Memorial Day Sunday through Labor Day Sunday.)
  • If you have praise song xeroxes in your folder, PLEASE return them!
  • All are invited to attend the International Choral Festival to be held in Missoula, Montana this July 17-20. Accommodations are on your own, but Marj, Paul, and Mary could offer travel recommendations!
  • REMINDER: when you need to miss a rehearsal or worship service, please sign-out using the attendance calendar (on the wall behind the folder cart). For late notice, use the choir roster to contact Ellen (Soprano), Anita (Alto), or Dick (Tenor/Bass).



A young monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to helping the other monks in copying by hand the old canons and laws of the church.  He notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from copies not from the original manuscript.  So, the new monk goes to the head abbot to question this, pointing out that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never be picked up!  In fact, that error would be continued in all of the subsequent copies.  The head monk, says, "We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son."  He goes down into the dark caves underneath the monastery where the original manuscripts are held as archives in a locked vault that hasn't been opened for hundreds of years.  Hours go by and nobody sees the old abbot.  So, the young monk gets worried and goes down to look for him. He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing.  "We missed the R !  We missed the R !  We missed the R !"  His forehead is all bloody and bruised and he is crying uncontrollably.  The young monk asks the old abbot, "What's wrong, father?"  With a choking voice, the old abbot replies, "The word was CELEBRATE!"


  • 6/10 Ellen
  • 6/14 Joan
  • 7/15 Kristen
  • 8/4 Gordon
  • 8/7 Susan
  • 8/15 Don


  • Prayers for a safe & relaxing summertime!