Cherry Log Christian (DOC) Church Chancel Choir
The music ministry of Cherry Log Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is open to all who would use their talents for individual and corporate worship of God. We do not hold auditions; however, we do ask that you be faithful and diligent in the acceptance of a leadership role in worship. Join us as we prepare for worship on Thursday evenings at:
- 5:00 pm for Handbells,
- 6:00 pm for the Men’s Chorale
- 6:00 pm for the Women's Chorale
- 6:30 pm for Chancel Choir.
Cherry Log Christian (DOC) Worship and Music Philosophy:
Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), a great theologian, was born in Copenhagen, graduated from the University of Copenhagen and then spent two years in Germany before he returned to Copenhagen. Although his writings covered many areas of the Christian faith, he was particularly outspoken on the subject of worship.
Kierkegaard was quite critical of many churches whose worship had become "user friendly." He developed the idea that Christian worship is a drama. He had come to the conviction that many churches also believed this but that there was an inappropriate redefining of what it meant. What he observed was that in the drama, God was to be the prompter, the liturgical leaders (musicians, readers of the scriptures, preachers and celebrants) had become the actors in the drama, and the congregation had become the audience in the drama. This understanding of worship is still maintained and taught in many churches today.
Kierkegaard thought that this understanding of our worship as drama was totally wrong. People were taking on the wrong rolls. The liturgical leaders (musicians, readers of the scriptures, preachers and celebrants) were to be the prompters in worship. All of us, the congregation as well as the liturgical leaders, are the actors in the drama of worship, and God alone is the audience for the drama.
At Cherry Log we Strive to meet this goal.
"The Holy City" - Richard Lumpkin with Birdie Towle, Accompanist
"My Faith Looks Up To Thee" - Men's Chorale (In Memory of Christopher Michael Brunson)
"Trinity Blessing" - Bell Choir
"This Is My Father's World" - Bell Choir with Bill and Cheryl Star
"I Will Lift Up My Eyes" (in memory of Don Helms)
- Men's Chorale with Ida-Anne Clarke, accompanist
"What Child Is This?" - Ida-Anne Clarke, Bill and Cheryl Star
Music from the September 11, 2011 Service:
"I Will Lift Up My Eyes" - Chancel Choir with Cheryl Star, flute
"Canticle of Hope" - Chancel Choir
Music from the December 19, 2010 Service:
"I Saw Three Ships" - Men's Ensemble & Handbells
"Adam lay i-bounden" - Ladies Ensemble
"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" - Chancel Choir
"Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" - Chancel Choir
"I Cannot Tell" - Chancel Choir
"Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates" - Chancel Choir
"Pavane for a Silent Night" - Bill Star, Oboe
"Where Shepherds Lately Knelt" - Chancel Choir
"Ye Who Claim the Faith of Jesus" - Chancel Choir
"Wait for the Lord" - Taize
"Beautiful Savior" - Chancel Choir