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, November 20, 2019


We praise Thee, O God, our redeemer, creator. In grateful devotion our tribute we bring. We lay it before Thee, we kneel and adore Thee, We bless Thy holy name, glad praises we sing.


If you want to pray better, you must pray more. - Mother Teresa


Technique: 13 24 35 42 31 27 1 (Ah~Oh~Ee~Oo)

Purpose: Resonance


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

Hymns/Praise Songs: Give Thanks; Ten Thousand Reasons (Bless The Lord) - with Guitarist Allan Schultz and Bass Guitarist Karen Rudin

Sunday's Anthem: We Praise Thee - Ed Hurd (#434), with Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir

  • Go, Tell it on the Mountain - Traditional American Spiritual, arr. Molly Ijames (accompanied by piano, 4-hands) (NEW)
  • Antiphonal Gloria (based on Luke 2:14) - Marty Parks (NEW)
  • Picture a Christmas - arr. Brent Jorgensen (#766)



  • Next Choir Social: Today!
  • To assist the music librarian: Following worship services, please return all service music into stacks on the whiteboard table. Thank you!
  • November 27 - No Rehearsal.  Happy Thanksgiving!  (We WILL sing on 11/24 and 12/1!)



 The Personnel Manager said, 'Mujibar, you have passed all the tests, except one. It is a simple test of your English language skills. Unless you pass it, you cannot qualify for this job.' Mujibar said, 'I am  ready.' The manager said, 'You must make a sentence using the words Yellow, Pink, and Green.' Mujibar thought for a few minutes and said, 'Mister manager, I am  ready.' The manager said, 'Go ahead.' Mujibar said, 'The telephone goes green, green, and I pink it up, and say, Yellow, this is Mujibar.' Mujibar now works at a call center. [from Barb]


  • 11/22 Ainslie
  • 11/26 Flinn


  • Jeff McMichael, metastatic pancreatic cancer
  • Chad, neighbor of the Kaelins, strength through dialysis treatments
  • Dick was admitted to Banner Baywood Medical Center on Sunday morning, and he will be there for a few days. He is seeing no relief from leg and foot pain, and his cellulitis is not healing. Carol requests no visitors until Tuesday, so Dick can rest. Please keep Dick and Carol in your prayers.
  • Karen's aunt and uncle were struck by a car while they were walking. Her aunt was recently removed from life support, so please keep Karen and her entire family in your prayers.  Her uncle has undone numerous surgeries and has a long road to recovery in addition to mourning the loss of loving wife.
  • Allan, lateral laminectomy on December 9th

2019 International Choral Festival, Missoula: