The Valley Gospel Singers perform at our worship services the first Sunday of the month. These singers are directed by Helen Peterson.
The Cherub Choir and Praise Team fill our worship services with music each Sunday. Each choir offers the opportunity for people of all ages to share their musical gifts during worship.
The Praise Team
I haven’t updated y’all on the music scene at RLC lately, so here’s the scoop: the spirit is alive and well in the hearts of our kids! Steve and I led a Bible study for youth during Lent focused on the final 24 hours of Christ’s life, and we had a most fantastic group of students attend. If given the opportunity, they will ask all kinds of thoughtful questions about the faith, and we were honored to be a part of many great conversations. We so thoroughly enjoyed the time of discussion, as well as skits, songs, and other shenanigans. All the kids said they would like to do another study in the future.
The Praise Team has been taking on increasingly challenging songs this year, but their level of skill has been growing so much that no song is too tough for them. We have tackled several contemporary songs and increased our repertoire of classic hymns. There never seems to be enough practice time on a Sunday, though. Oftentimes we add a midweek rehearsal for those who can make it to fine-tune the rough spots that we can’t get to on Sunday. I appreciate everyone’s hard work and dedication so much! Keep encouraging these kids and let them know that they are valued! As Pastor has often stated, all young children fancy themselves to be singers. When is it that they change their minds? Sometimes you can see it happen before your very eyes, and it is heartbreaking. So, I encourage you, dear brothers and sisters, to make these kids feel every bit as important as a state-bound athlete. Kids will often gravitate toward what they know the community values, so let us make it known that the community at RLC values the praises and the faith of its young people! There are a lot of kids who I believe ought to be singing with the PT but are not. I would like to see that turn around. (Not that we ought ever to do it for the accolades of man, but to honor God alone. But I do love for the kids to know that they are appreciated, because they are!!)
I can’t believe that I’m writing about end of the year activities in this edition! Good gracious, where has the time gone? Christine and I have the whole Sunday School working on a skit for the last day of class, which is Mother’s Day. Make sure to be in attendance, and make sure your kids are there, too. Confirmation Sunday would have been our last PT Sunday of the year, but the kids voted UNANIMOUSLY to go another month to sing for Pastor one more time before he retires. I was pretty impressed by that. So you’ll be seeing us a few more times before summer vacation. Springtime blessings! J -Kristin