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
November was an exciting month for the young musicians of RLC! The Praise Team got a new set of hand drums, and was able to debut them on “Days of Elijah”! Annika then helped me to show them to the Cherub choir, and we used them in “King of the Jungle”, which tells how Jesus is King over absolutely everything! We also began rehearsals for all sorts of Christmas festivities. The Christmas season is such a delightful time, especially if you’re involved with music! The Praise Team has a very big and exciting event coming up that I need to tell you about! Sunday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm, the Praise Team will be the opening act for the Winona Brass Band Christmas concert! The concert has traditionally been held at RLC, but the WBB wanted to try out the new school theatre, so that’s where it will be held. Admission is free-will offering, and refreshments are provided afterwards. The event will also feature Michelle Erickson’s Praise Dancers providing a visual while the PT sings. It should be absolutely beautiful!
The RLC Christmas program is fast-approaching, and will be held Sunday, December 17th at 3:30pm. We are holding to the long-standing tradition of featuring the 5th grade class as the nativity actors, with songs provided by the younger students. Rehearsals are going well, and it promises to be a fantastic production!
As I watch my calendar fill up, I sit back and smile, because each day on the calendar is an opportunity. An opportunity to shine the light of Jesus; an opportunity to use the gifts God has given, including the gift of time; an opportunity to share the gospel, to inspire others, to bring hope where hope was lost. Christmas is about celebrating the birth of our king, and a good way to celebrate is by living a life that honors Him. We are so ridiculously blessed here at Rushford Lutheran Church!! I am so grateful for our church family; for the kids that come to Sunday School and the parents that bring them; for the godly leadership in our church; and for all the opportunities the Good Lord has given us each and every day to love and serve Him.
Performance by Cherubs through 7th grade pictured below and the Praise Team is pictured to the right.