Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music.
October is a month of God’s creative beauty. The church’s music ministry strives to enhance the beauty of worship. The members of the Sanctuary Choir give thanks for the family atmosphere we experience in our rehearsals. Our music ministry offerings are as diverse as our styles of worship. There are ensembles for children through adults with varying musical abilities, and these include both modern and traditional music styles. Music is an integral part of worship, as we praise God and proclaim scriptural truths that enrich our faith journey. We believe the anthems, preludes, and praise songs are not performances but instead, we view them as offerings to God. Our musicians are worship leaders who can lift the heart of every believer. Musical excellence and devotions are also stressed during weekly rehearsals. We invite you to consider joining us in praising God through music. Although the singing choirs aren’t practicing at the moment, the choir community is still delighted to receive newcomers. If you are interested in learning more, visit camphillumc.org/music.
Ideas for prayer are shared from the Sanctuary Choir for each day of October. Feel free to add additional prayers that come to your mind and heart for people and situations in our local church, The United Methodist Church, the global church, and the wider world.
Let us pray for….
Give thanks for the leadership team working with pastors to organize safe in-person worship
Keith Roden, Director of Sanctuary music
Susquehanna Annual Conference session
Mission Central and their 40 hubs in the Northeast Jurisdiction
Camp Hill UMC’s outreach to Harrisburg
Nurses, doctors, and first responders who provide medical care to anyone in need
All those who are receiving medical care
Farm workers who plow and reap the harvest
Beauty of fall
Educators of our children
Pray for former choir members who are now homebound
Parents caught between work and children’s education
Andrew Brisbin, New Life worship leader
Praise Team and God Squad
Those serving on the Tech Teams
Janis Glosenger, Church Organist
Nancy Reitzel, Director of Children’s Music and Youth Bells
Christians being persecuted around the world
Those who serve in the military
Alex Peffer, Youth Choir Director
Celebration Ringers and Chancel Bells
Those providing special music
Writers and composers of music
Respect for one another
All who mourn and grieve
Glorify God in our worship