Music Ministry

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Psalm 105

Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.

Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.

Come join the music ministry at Grace Lutheran Church!
Contact Helen.Bohannon@glcna.com

 

GLC Worship Choir meets on Wednesday evenings in conjunction with Grace on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:30pm. This SATB Choir sings beautiful choral anthems as well as some of the most popular Christian songs. The Worship Choir sings a couple of Sundays per month and for all Festival Services, such as Reformation, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, Holy Week and Easter.

 

Praise and Worship Services are mostly held on the first and third Sundays of every month during the 10:30 service. The music for the service is rehearsed from 9:15-10:15am.

 

Kids Worship Team is for all Sunday School kids up to Jr. High. Many of the Praise and Worship music is learned during the Sunday School hour or during Children’s Church. The Kids Worship Team will lead songs for the Praise and Worship service the third Sunday of Every Month.

 

Children’s Christmas Program! This is the premier event for the children of Sunday School. Every year a different musical program is presented to glorify the King of Kings and Lord of Lord.

 

Chapel Strings is open to all who play Violin, Viola, Cello or Bass. This group plays several times per year as an ensemble or with the choir.

 

Solo Vocalists and Instrumentalist are always welcome to play for services at Grace Lutheran Church. In addition to Sunday services, there are opportunities to perform special music during the Wednesday evening Advent or Lenten services.
 

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Reflections of Hymns and Songs of Worship

By: Helen Bohannon, Music Director of GLC

With the coming of Confirmation Sunday and many of our young students graduating and finishing out this interesting school year, the beautiful song;

“I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry,” will be sung for some of our services in the next few weeks.

This wonderful song was written in 1985, by one of the most popular composers of contemporary Lutheran music; John Carl Ylvisaker. He was a graduate of Concordia College in Minnesota and for over 50 years wrote more than 2,000 hymns. Ylvisaker had a gift for composing biblical text and writing folk style melodies that people in the pew could readily sing.

John had been asked to provide music for a video series on Baptism and had already begun working on this beautiful song. This hymn, encapsulates the verses of Ecclesiastes 3, where there is a season for everything under heaven.
Borning Cry, perfectly reflects that God is the one who gives us our time in every season, from beginning to end.

Many of us can remember the joy in hearing the first cry of your children and the wonderful miracle of birth. From baptism, to Confirmation, graduation and weddings, we rejoice at every season in life. This hymn is also a comfort and reminder that as we grow older, God is with us and will guide us. Even at the end of our lives, the Lord has a place for us in His Kingdom.

I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry

John Carl Ylvisaker (1937-2017)

I was there to hear your borning cry
I’ll be there when you are old
I rejoiced the day you were baptized
To see your life unfold
I was there when you were but a child
With a faith to suit you well
I’ll be there in case you wander off
And find where demons dwell

When you found the wonder of the Word
I was there to cheer you on
You were raised to praise the living God
To whom you now belong

Should you find someone to share your time
And you join your hearts as one
I’ll be there to make your verses rhyme
From dusk till rising sun

In the middle ages of your life
Not too old, no longer young
I’ll be there to guide you through the night
Complete what I’ve begun
When the evening gently closes in
And you shut your weary eyes
I’ll be there as I have always been
With just one more surprise

I was there to hear your borning cry
I’ll be there when you are old
I rejoiced the day you were baptized
To see your life unfold

PRINTABLE SONG SHEET: IWASTHERE.PDF

 

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Be a part of the Praise & Worship Team!

Services on the First and Third Sundays each month at 10:30 am
Rehearsals from 9:15-10:15 am.
All chorded music for Guitarists & Bass players, whatever your level.
Don’t be shy, give it a try!

Contact: helen.bohannon@glcna.com

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Join the Kids Worship Team!

Lead the Music for Services!
Every Third Sunday At the 10:30am
Praise & Worship Service.
All Kids Welcome!

Contact: helen.bohannon@glcna.com