Thursday’s Thoughts from Will 07.08.2021

Hope you all enjoyed your rehearsal break last night. This Sunday we’re back in the loft singing a new song “There’s Only One Name.” I hope you’ll join us!

As a reminder: I need to hear from those that wish to do a separate musical song for our Summer family Night of Worship on August 15th. I have a couple of spots open for the evening. Let me know ASAP.

 Here are a few important things this week:

  1. Our CHOIR FALL RETREAT will be Saturday, September 11th. Save the date. The time frames will likely be 9-3 or 4 and we’ll do a boxed lunch with a suggested donation (like we have done in the past).
  2. SUMMER NIGHT OF WORSHIP (AUGUST 15th) . The purpose of this event will be for our choir and orchestra to get to play/sing and we’ll also incorporate some group, solo, family acts (or whatever) for a fun night of being together with our church family.
  3. Christmas at Ivy Creek dates are set. Friday-Sunday Dec 3-5. Friday will be at 7 and Sat and Sun at 6:30. Those of you who do not have a choir outfit, we will be doing “fittings” toward the end of the summer so you’ll have what you need.
  4. Children’s Choirs will resume in August. The Awana/Choir Kick-off is August 11 and first night of choir will be the 18th. At this point, I could use some extra folks for our pre-school or elementary groups. You don’t have to be a lead teacher to help. Drop me an email or call me and let me know of your interest so I may begin building (really re-building) our teams after such a long hiatus. If you have worked with one of our groups up until last March and wish to continue helping, I’d also like to hear from you.

Here’s our upcoming rehearsal schedule:
July 14, 21, and 28th- Orchestra from 5:45-6:45; Choir from 6:45-8

Anthem Schedule (subject to change):
July 11th- There’s Only One Name
July 18th- Boundless Love
July 25th- God Almighty Is
August 1- Thou, O Lord
August 8- I Bowed on my Knees and Cried Holy
August 15th- Soli Deo Gloria

Working Anthem List for Summer Night of Worship:

Thou, O Lord
There’s Only One Name
Soli Deo Gloria
God Almighty is!
Midnight Cry
The Blessing
It is Well

Be sure and check out the Prayer Requests and Praises page for up to date needs.

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

3 thoughts on “Thursday’s Thoughts from Will 07.08.2021

  1. Hi there …

    I’d like to play for the family night of worship. Still deciding what, probably “As the Deer” based on Psalm 42.

    Thanks …


    Sent from my iPad


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