All You Wanted to Know about the BHBC Music Ministry (and more)

MUSIC NOTES: 11.29.30

LOTS OF NEWS ITEMS THIS WEEK!  READ ON…

 

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THIS SUNDAY, Dec. 4th

Choir:  Carol of the Bells

Preacher:  Jason

 

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REMAINING 2016 CHORAL SCHEDULE…

11/30 – Regular Rehearsal

12/4 – (Sunday afternoon)  EXTRA Rehearsal; 4-5:30pm

12/7Dress Rehearsal (in Worship Center); 5:30-??

12/11PERFORMANCE in both AM Worship Services

FYIDec. 7th will be our last mid-week rehearsal of the year.  On Dec. 18th, we will sing a selection from “While the World Slept.”  And we will not have a choir on Sunday morning, Dec. 25th, or Sunday morning, Jan. 1st.  Our next rehearsal (following the holidays) will be Wed. evening, Jan. 4th, 5:30pm, in the Choir Room.

 

BHBC HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Dec. 23rd – Offices close at noon (FYI – the offices always close at noon on Friday.)

Dec. 24th (Sat)Christmas Eve Worship – 6pm

Dec. 25th (Sun) – One worship service at 10:30am

Dec. 26-27 (Mon & Tues) – Offices closed

Jan 1st (Sun) – One worship service at 10:30am

 

SONSHINER CHOIR CHRISTMAS MUSICAL

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Sunday evening, Dec. 11th, BHBC Worship Center; 5pm

 

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TO THOSE WHO HAVE LOST A CHILD….

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Michelle & I are leading a GriefShare group next semester specifically for those who have lost a child. The first session is Wed. evening, Jan 11th, at 6:30pm, at Bacon Heights Baptist Church, 54th & Slide. It’s been three and a half years since our son walked into Paradise. The Lord has told us, “You are now ready to help others walking this horrific road rediscover hope, peace and purpose.”  Should you know someone who’s lost a child, don’t hesitate to let them know.  I’ll post on this again as Jan 11th nears.

 

THE MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE:  LESS THAN ONE YEAR AWAY…

Read the FOX News article here.

 

CHRISTIANITY GROWING IN IRAN DESPITE GOVERNMENT RESISTANCE

From the FOX News article: “Despite the Iranian regime’s best efforts to stop the spread of Christianity, a large underground church movement is growing…[They are calling it] an awakening.”    Read the entire article here.

 

AMAZING PIANIST, YUJA WANG… (video is under 3 minutes long)

 

FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS-MOVIE-WATCHING ENJOYMENT…

Here’s the full movie schedule for ABC Family’s (FreeForm) “25 Days of Christmas” (including, “Elf”, “Christmas Vacation”, and “Frozen”…  You can access the link here.

 

QUOTE(s) of the WEEK:

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LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE:

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BONUS LAUGHTER… Kid sings “books of the bible” for his church, then sneaks in a George Strait song at the end…

 

GRACE NOTES: “Miracle-Gro”

Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

MUSIC NOTES: 11.22.16

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THIS SUNDAY, Nov. 27th

ONE WORSHIP SERVICE at 10:30am

Choir:  NO CHOIR

Preacher:  Jason

 

REMAINING CHORAL SCHEDULE THROUGH DEC. 11th

11/23 – NO REHEARSAL (Thanksgiving week)

11/27 – (Sunday) No Choir (Thanksgiving Sunday) – Only one service that day at 10:30am.

11/30 – Regular Rehearsal

12/4 – (Sunday afternoon)  EXTRA Rehearsal

12/7Dress Rehearsal

12/11PERFORMANCE in both AM Worship Services

 

FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING-WEEK ENJOYMENT….

A couple of weeks ago in Choir Rehearsal I made reference to this classic bit from the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.   It’s entitled, “The Copper Clapper Caper.”  Enjoy!

 

QUOTE(s) of the WEEK

“I would believe in their Savior if they acted more like they had been saved.”  19th century German atheist, Friedrich Nietzsche

“The tooth of time gnaws all books but the Bible… Nineteen centuries of experience have tested it.  It has passed through the critical fires no other volume has suffered, and its spiritual truths have endured the flames and come out without so much as the smell of burning.”  W.E. Sangster, 20th century British Pastor, served in WWI

 

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Q:  If pilgrims were alive today what would they most famous for?

A:  Their age.

 

GRACE NOTES: “When We Hurt, God Hurts”

Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

MUSIC NOTES: 11.15.16

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THIS SUNDAY, 11/20

Choir:  Nothing But the Blood of Jesus w/Jesus’ Blood

Preacher:  Nick  (Jason asked me to preach this coming Sunday in both worship services.  Hyunk Sek Chae will be leading music in the early service.  Ezra Hagberg, one of the leaders from this coming weekend’s Youth “Disciple Now” Weekend will be leading in the late service.)

 

REMAINING CHORAL SCHEDULE THROUGH DEC. 11th

11/16 – Regular rehearsal

11/23 – NO REHEARSAL (Thanksgiving week)

11/27 – (Sunday) No Choir (Thanksgiving Sunday) – Only one service that day at 10:30am.

11/30 – Regular Rehearsal

12/4 – (Sunday afternoon)  EXTRA Rehearsal

12/7Dress Rehearsal

12/11PERFORMANCE in both AM Worship Services

 

FOR THOSE WHO LOVE MOVIES…

I cannot wait for this one. The musical score is hauntingly beautiful.

 

Based on the 2007 book, The Shack, by Wm. Paul Young.  The Shack – a New York Times Best-Seller – was vilified by some, loved by others – rarely was someone ambivalent about it.  I was curious so I read it.  Twice.  My decision?  The story is so very powerful.  Rarely have I read a story communicating the love of God with such grace.  The movie is due out March, 2017.  Read more about The Shack by clicking here.

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QUOTE(s) of the WEEK:

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LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE:

“Kids today don’t know how easy they have it.  When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.”

“I just did a week’s worth of cardio after walking through a spider-web.”

 

GRACE NOTES:  “Post Less – Pray More”

In response to the senseless violence and hate that has been filling social media since the presidential election….  Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

MUSIC NOTES: 11.8.16

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THIS SUNDAY, 11/13

Choir:  “God Shall Wipe Away All Tears”

Preacher:  Jason

 

OUTSTANDING CHRISTMAS MUSIC REHEARSAL THIS PAST SUNDAY!

THANK YOU for joining me this past Sunday for rehearsal. We had THIRTY-FIVE – so many that we ran out of books.  You can feel the excitement growing!  And you all sound terrific!  Our next – and final – Sunday afternoon rehearsal is on Dec. 4th.  We will then use Wed. evening, Dec. 7th, as a Dress Rehearsal.  See next news item for rehearsal schedule…

 

REMAINING CHORAL SCHEDULE THROUGH DEC. 11th

11/9 – Regular rehearsal

11/16 – Regular rehearsal

11/23 – NO REHEARSAL (Thanksgiving week)

11/27 – (Sunday) No Choir (Thanksgiving Sunday) – Only one service that day at 10:30am.

11/30 – Regular Rehearsal

12/4 – (Sunday afternoon)  EXTRA Rehearsal

12/7 – Dress Rehearsal

12/11PERFORMANCE in both AM Worship Services

 

“I PHOTOGRAPHED JESUS’ TOMB”

Interesting article from National Geographic.  Read the article here.

 

SUPER-MOON COMING NOV. 14th

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This will be the closest the moon has been to the earth since 1948.  Read the article here.

 

“FIXER UPPER” STARS, CHIP & JoANNA GAINES, TALK FAITH, FAMILY & FAME

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Great article on the star couple from HGTV’s hit show, Fixer Upper.  Read the FOX News article here.

 

QUOTE(s) of the WEEK

“Religion makes us proud of what we have done. The Gospel makes us proud of what Jesus has done.” Tim Keller

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

“Ate a salad for dinner!  Mostly croutons and tomatoes.  Really just one big, round crouton covered in tomato sauce. And cheese.  FINE – it was a pizza.  I ate a pizza.”

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GRACE NOTES:  “A Literal Picture of Grace So Amazing”

Next to my profession of faith in Christ, no decision so changed the trajectory of my life as my decision to forgive my dad.  Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

MUSIC NOTES: 11.1.16

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Don’t forget to set your clocks BACK one hour before going to bed Sat. night.

 

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THIS SUNDAY, 11/6

Choir:  Jesus Loves Me

Preacher:  Jason (This Sunday, Jason will present the next steps in regard to our potential Building Project.)

 

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Join me this coming Sunday afternoon, 11/6, at 4pm in the Choir Room for another FUN Christmas Music rehearsal!  We’ll be through about 5pm.

 

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This Sunday evening, 11/6, 6pm, in the BHBC Worship Center!  Come enjoy a wonderful evening of music performed the WBU Ensemble directed by our own Dr. Hyung Sek Chae!

 

CAN A SCIENTIST BELIEVE IN GOD?

Dr. John Lennox is one of my favorite Christian scientists.  A philosopher of science, Dr. Lennox is presently a professor of mathematics at Oxford University, England.  This brief video is under four minutes in length.

 

QUOTE(s) of the WEEK

“While it looks like things are out of control, behind the scenes there is a God who hasn’t surrendered his authority.”  A.W. Tozer

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

“My goal for 2016 was to lose 10 pounds.  Only 15 to go!”

“A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than men who mention it.”

 

GRACE NOTES: “Why Doesn’t Life Get Easier When We Become Christians?”  (Great Question)

Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

MUSIC NOTES: 10.25.16

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NEWSFLASH!  ONLY 8 MONDAYS TIL CHRISTMAS!

 

THIS SUNDAY, 10/30

Choir:   Hear the Call of the Kingdom
Preacher:  Jason  (Observance of the LORD’S SUPPER this coming Sunday.)

 

OUTSTANDING REHEARSAL THIS PAST SUNDAY!

There are 5 songs in our Christmas musical (together with the narration, the musical lasts about 35 minutes).  We have now rehearsed – and learned – 3 1/2 of those songs.  And it’s only October!  We’re making tremendous strides.  THANK YOU for your attendance!  (And we had THREE new choir members this past Sunday!)

Our next X-tra rehearsal is Sunday, Nov. 6th, at 4pm.  Love you all!

 

“CASE FOR CHRIST” MOVIE 2017

Josh McDowell’s “More Than a Carpenter” (published 1977) was the first book I read to pique my interest in Christian Apologetics. The second book I read to do the same was Lee Strobel’s “The Case for Christ.” (1998)

Both McDowell and Strobel are neither gullible nor unintelligent. Both are former atheists who did all they could to prove that Christianity was nothing more than a mere fantastical fairy-tale. Strobel, educated at Yale, confidently asserts, “We have a defensible faith.” McDowell, while lecturing at the University of Uruguay, was asked by a student, “Why don’t you refute Christianity?” He replied honestly, “I would except for one thing. I can’t explain away an event in history: the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”

Next Spring (2107), a movie based on Strobel’s journey from atheism to belief in Christ hits the big screen.

 

ANGELS IN THE SKY?

I stumbled across this FOX NEWS article this past week.  The article includes a video a man took of a cloud formation.  I have to admit – I agree with the guy who took the video – I’ve never seen a cloud formation like that either.  Enjoy  Read the article and watch the video by clicking here.

 

QUOTE(s) of the WEEK

“God has infinite attention to spare for each one of us.  You are as much alone with him as if you were the only being He had ever created.”  C.S. Lewis

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE:

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GRACE NOTES:  “Paranormal Activity” (Do ghosts exist?)

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In light of the Halloween season….  Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

MUSIC NOTES: 10.18.16

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THIS SUNDAY, 10/23

Choir:  Every Praise

Preacher:  Jason

 

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Join me this coming Sunday, Oct 23rd, at 3:30pm, in the Choir Room!  We’ll be done by 5pm.  (We will also rehearse on Sunday, Nov. 6th, from 4-5pm.)

 

MAX LUCADO: “My Prediction for the Presidential Election”

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I thought this was extremely well-written.  Enjoy the encouragement by clicking here.

 

“I AM NOT ASHAMED” – In Theaters This Week

This movie about Christian faith amidst the Columbine shootings looks very good.  Read about the movie here.

 

QUOTE(s) of the WEEK:

“All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to [either heaven or hell.]” C.S. Lewis  (In other words, we are always influencing someone in some way.)

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

Actual statements written by young children based on what they’ve learned from the Bible:

“A Christian should have only one wife. This is called monotony.”

“Noah’s wife was called Joan of Ark.”

“The seventh commandment is “thou shalt not admit adultery.”

“Solomon, one of David’s sons, had 300 wives and 700 porcupines.”

“The epistles were the wives of the apostles.”

“Lot’s wife was a pillar of salt by day, but a ball of fire by night.”

 

GRACE NOTES:  “The Daily Grind of Faith”

Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

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