NOTES:
CELEBRATION RINGERS: WANT TO RING? NOT MUCH TIME? Join us Wed. Oct 23, Oct 30, and Nov 6. 5:30 to 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary.
Play in Worship Sunday, Nov. 10 at 10:30 Service.
Adults and Middle/High School Youth Welcome. Basic music reading skills required. Please let Marsha know by Oct. 20 if interested. mmedley@discoverstmark.org

CANTATA REHEARSALS: The Chancel Choir is preparing “Jesus! The Advent of the Messiah” for Sunday, Dec. 15. Interested singers are invited to join us for rehearsals these dates/times in the music room! Oct. 23 at 7:30 pm, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov 13, Nov. 20 at 7:45 pm, Dec. 4 at 7:30, Dec. 11 at 7 pm and Dec. 14 at 9:15 am. CD’s and online recording are also available to help you learn the music. We love the music, and know you will too!

Adult Choir: Chancel Choir

Come be part of the Musical Ministry!
High School Students through Adults are welcome!
Singers in all ranges are welcome, but the men’s sections would especially rejoice at the sound of new members.
If you have questions about the Chancel Choir, see Marsha Medley or email her at: mmedley@discoverstmark.org

Bell Choir

Come be a part of the Musical Ministry of St. Mark!
Limber up your arm muscles and prepare yourself to have a lot of Fun! Join Chancel Bells !
Good music reading skills are required.
Contact Marsha Medley if you are not currently a member of Chancel Bells and are interested in joining the Chancel Bells.
The Chancel Bells rehearse weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Weekly attendance is important in Chancel Bells.

Contact Marsha Medley, Music Director, if you have questions.

Big Kids Choir

Meets on Wednesdays, from 6:15 – 6:45 pm in the Music Room with Sarah Vlodek, Children’s Music Director. Big Kids Choir is for children in grades K-5. Sarah plans to include singing and playing chimes!
New this year is Pre-K Family Music Time which will be a parent-led group that will meet on Wednesday for about 10-15 minutes for singing with children and parents. Children will sing their favorites in worship throughout the year – watch for more details for Pre-K Family Music Time.

Rehearsal Schedule: Wednesday Evenings

Chancel Bells
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Meets in the Sanctuary
Big Kids Choir
6:15pm – 6:45pm
Meets in the Music Room
Chancel Choir
7:00pm -8:30pm
Meets in the Music Room

If you participate in Chancel Choir, please know that Children’s Activities & Mission Projects (which meets from 6:15 to 7:30 pm on Wednesdays) is extended to 8:30 PM for children of Chancel Choir members.

Music Notes from Marsha Medley, St. Mark’s Music Director:
Soli Deo Gloria is the phrase humbly signed at the end of compositions by master composers such as Bach, Handel, and Haydn.
It means “To God Alone the Glory.”
It is a great mantra for choirs, worship leaders and congregants.
When we focus on worshiping and humbly serving God, we listen to God’s voice and we hear and see the needs of others.
Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone the Glory.
Hymns, Preludes, Choir Anthems, Bell Offertories are for the pleasure of God, not for ourselves. Hopefully we find this music expressive of our faith, calming to our spirit, inspiring to our minds, but ultimately it should all be for the Glory of God Alone.
Soli Deo Gloria.
If someone like Bach can say it, someone like me can try it.

Trying my best to serve God. Marsha Medley