Fall Music Season
So many wonderful things are happening with music this Fall!
The looks on your faces told it all when the choir processed September 28th: “They’re BAAACK, and the new robes truly make a difference!” We are blessed to have an ensemble of beautifully blended voices to sing at 8:15 worship. We are thankful for our current members, but we can always use more. Please consider joining one of our choirs – the more singers we have, the more variety of music we can provide.
I am very excited to announce that Festival Choir will be forming again beginning Saturday, October 18 at 9AM here in the sanctuary. Festival Choir is an expanded choir that offers an alternate opportunity to people who want to sing but can’t commit to participating in choir year round or who aren’t able to attend weekly, evening rehearsals. We will be meeting on Saturday mornings to prepare for the Christmas season. This is a great time for you to fellowship with others who enjoy praising God with song and to simply gather with people who share a common interest! I encourage you to invite your friends or to have your whole family sing together! Festival Choir will present special music at both services Sunday, December 14th as well as Christmas Eve. The music will be geared to a variety of skill levels, so everyone who is interested is welcome! If you would like more information, please talk to me or any choir member, or you can leave your contact information with our church office so I can get in touch with you. We have 20 new choir robes, and I hope every one of them will be worn by some of you this Christmas season! I encourage you to contact me at worshipmusic@sojchurch.com or sign the interest sheet that will be posted on the kiosk.
Thank you, Karen Dietmeyer, for hosting our choir party! We all enjoyed a warm, fall afternoon of food, fun, and fellowship.
We are so appreciative of Grace from Cal Baptist for sharing their love of the Lord through music during October 5th worship. What a witness! Thank you, Paul and Sandy Flores, for preparing a meal for the group!
Joan Brown, Director of Music
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15 New Members
Pastor Dan reports that we'll have fifteen new members join Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church on Sunday. Please greet each and every one with the Spirit of Joy hallmark greeting and welcome.
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