Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata — The Mystery and the Majesty
The Christmas Cantata at First Presbyterian has and is a fun time for singers to gather for 12 weeks to prepare for sharing the Good News through music. The Christmas Cantata being planned for this year is “the Mystery and the Majesty” by Joseph M. Martin. From the jubilant glories to gentle manger lullabies, this inspirational cantata celebrates the wonder and splendor of Christmas! Traditional carols and newly composed seasonal anthems blend with thoughtful narration to help create a meaningful experience for our community of faith. Titles include: A Christmas Flourish; Carol of Longing; Advent Jubilation; The Coming Joy; Upon a Midnight Clear; A Call to Christmas Joy; Journey to Bethlehem; The Beautiful Impossible and A Noel Proclamation. Rehearsals are scheduled to start on Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30pm. It is a SATB so we will need lots
of voices particularly tenor and basses. We will have professionally made CDs available for learning parts.

Cantata rehearsals: Wed evenings Sept. 12th through Dec. 12th
No rehearsal Wednesday, November 21st. Happy Thanksgiving
Dress rehearsal Sat., Dec. 15th at 10:30am
Performance Sun., Dec. 16th during 10:30am worship service


Praise Team is a group of musicians who lead worship on Sunday mornings at our 10:30 Worship Service.

D.O.V.E.S. Teen Praise Team  for ages 6th Grade thru 12th.

If you have any interest, have played before or if you have any questions, Please contact Kris Bartelt at


Community Events

Advent concerts and meal offered at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church December 12th and 19th. Click for more details advent concerts 2018

The Ecumencial Hymn sing scheduled for January 6, 2018 has been cancelled. Please check back for other upcoming events.

Past Community Events

An Ecumenical Hymn Festival
On October 22, 2018, 300 people in the community gathered at St. Patrick’s Church Concert Hall to celebrate the
500th Anniversary of the Reformation, with an ecumenical hymn festival. The choir was comprised
of one-hundred fifty people from the following organizations in the community:
Marian University – The Chamber Singer
Church of Our Saviour Lutheran
Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran
Holy Family Catholic Parish
Pilgrim United Church of Christ
Salem United Methodist Church
Grace Reformed Church
First Presbyterian Church
St. Paul Episcopal Cathedral
Ascension Lutheran Church and
the Greek Orthodox Church.
The choir was accompanied by piano, organ, string quartet and brass quintet. Voices were raised together
to praise God, in a language common to all, music.

To hear the beautiful music and messages delivered please click the following link: