Thursday’s Thoughts from Will 11.11.2021

Great rehearsals last night. As I said last night, I feel like we’re finally ready to present “Come to the Mountain” Sunday. I can’t wait to finally hear it all together. Just in case you haven’t listened to it, here’s a recording (they tag “Total Praise” at the end…we will not).

http://PREVIEW 5:34 Come to the Mountain YouTube · First Baptist Dallas Apr 13, 2016

I mentioned last week that everyone actively participating in our music ministry will receive a FREE copy of a devotional book that I am included in around mid-December. I’ve purchased several extra copies if you wish to buy some for Christmas gifts. The book retail costs $22, but I can get them at the author’s rate of $10 a copy. If you wish to reserve some copies for yourself, please e-mail Jana at I need a final count by November 14th, so don’t delay.

We’ve got a fairly busy schedule in the next month so please be sure and catch all the dates here. I’m excited about all the possibilities of ministry in the coming weeks. Please join me in prayer for these opportunities to share the gospel.

November/December Music Ministry Calendar

November 14th: lead “Come to the Mountain” in all worship services

November 17th: Annual Thanksgiving Service- “How Great Thou Art”- Choir and Orch + Young Musicians Dinner service begins at 5 pm- CALL for choir is 6:15, Orchestra at 5:45. Service is at 7. No rehearsals

November 21st- “Written in Red”- Choir and Orch- Lord’s Supper service

November 28: lead “God with Us” in morning services. CIC rehearsal from 4-6 pm for All (with narrator)

December 1: FINAL CIC rehearsal for all and narrator 6:30-9 (if needed that long)

Friday 12/3– Available at 6 pm for 7 pm presentation

Saturday 12/4-Available at 5:30 for 6:30 pm presentation

Sunday 12/5-Available at 5:30 for 6:30 pm presentation

Wednesday December 8– Orchestra and Youth Choir rehearsals- NO CHOIR

Sunday December 12th- Regular Worship Services

Wednesday December 15th- Carols and Cookies at the Creek at 6 p.m. All Children’s Choirs and Youth Choirs

Sunday December 19th- Regular Morning Worship Services. Candlelight Service at 6pm. Orchestra will play- pre-service music begins at 5:30.

No rehearsals on Wednesday the 22nd

Sunday December 26th- Regular Morning Worship Services. We will sing play as normal.

NO rehearsals on Wednesday the 29th.

Sunday January 2nd- Regular Morning Worship Services. We will sing play as normal.

 Tentative Anthem Calendar:
November 14th– “Come to the Mountain”- Choir and Orch
Thanksgiving Service- “How Great Thou Art”- Choir and Orch + Young Musicians
November 21st- “Written in Red”- Choir and Orch- Lord’s Supper service
November 28th– “One Day (When we all Get to Heaven)”- Choir and Orch
December 5th– “Carol of the Bells”- Choir and Orch
December 12th- “All Creation Sing”- Choir and Orch
December 19th- “Glorious Wonder”- Choir and Orch
December 26th- “Noel (He is Born)”- Choir and Orch

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

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