“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord. …” (Ps. 98:4.)
Bethlehem’s instrumental ensemble makes music in order to employ the gifts God has given to each member for the building up of the body of Christ. There is great joy in playing together, and in sharing that joy with the congregation as it worships. The goal is to play on most major church holidays throughout the year. All the members are “old” high school instrumentalists or who dusted off instruments after many years to play again. Practices are generally weekly, set at a time when most can come. We play as a group with our keyboardist, and with the organ during hymns. We are sometimes able to play with hand bells, or as soloists accompanied by a keyboardist. We strive to play music at each member’s highest level of ability, and that level grows each year. One need we have is for a conductor. Do you feel the call to join us?