Thursday’s Thoughts from Will 08.16.18

Sunday we are singing/playing “God of Our Praise.” We are also baptizing three young ladies in our 11:00 am service. All three of these girls have parents/grandparents in the choir. What a joy to celebrate together!

We welcomed three new choir members last night and have two new orchestra members joining us Sunday. God continues to build His church for His glory.

Sunday afternoon is our first rehearsal for Christmas at Ivy Creek. The first part of this first rehearsal will be split. Choir will meet in Fellowship Building and Orchestra in the Sanctuary. We will come back together for the last 45 minutes or so of rehearsal. This necessitates that choir members have their CIC packet BEFORE you come to rehearsal or you will have to come through the sanctuary to get your stuff and be late.
As a side note: by 4:20 all doors to both buildings will be locked due to safety concerns. IF you are going to be late, either pre-arrange someone to let you in, or text Deanna at 678-994-4500. Locking these doors allows us to remain safe without having to pay for security.
Be sure you are listening to your music and getting familiar with the rhythmic feel, pitches, and (words). It really helps expedite the rehearsal process if you are able to do this before we begin our rehearsals!

Here are a few important dates related to Music Ministry in the coming weeks:

Sunday August 19- CIC Rehearsal from 4-6 pm
Wednesday August 22- Youth Choir resumes
Sunday September 2– Choir does not sing for Worship Services
Sunday September 30- Centennial Celebration at 5 pm (rehearsal times forthcoming. We will be premiering our new song “Rise Up and Tell”)
Saturday October 13th (late afternoon)Music Ministry Fall Tailgating Party

Be sure and check out this week’s:
Weekly Devotion
Prayers, Praise and Birthdays (updated birthday list!)
Current Worship Order

For ALL things CIC click here: Christmas at ICBC

For audio for current worship music, click this link: Current Choral Music (Audio)

Also, check out Who’s Doing What, When, and How page

Published by Dr. Will Whittaker

I'm a local church Minister of Music from the Atlanta area with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Church Music with specializations in worship and hymnology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Contact me at

2 thoughts on “Thursday’s Thoughts from Will 08.16.18

  1. Please add the mother of our daughter in law, Candace, to the prayer list. She has lung cancer. Her name is Vicky.

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