Thursday’s Thoughts from Will 04.21.2022

Sunday we’re singing “Surely Goodness” (Psalm 23) for the first time. I hope you’ll join us. As a reminder, if at all possible, please plan to remain (or move to) the choir loft for the sermon of the service for which you plan to stay. We’ll play this by ear somewhat as we see the crowds in the coming weeks, but plan on staying if you can.

Our Spring Concert is scheduled for May 1st (the Sunday after this weekend). CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA- WARM-UP WILL BEGIN AT 4 PM. We will have reduced seating capacity, but we will livestream the concert. The dress will be typical of previous Spring Concerts- solid shirts (Spring Colors) and solid pants/full-skirts.  I’m working on the order this week and will have it to you soon. If you’re a digital user, you’ll notice there’s already a Spring Concert folder created. I’ll be shifting some things around in the coming days and then your folder will be complete. We’ll provide paper copies of the order for choir members still using folders and you’ll need to re-arrange your music yourself.

REHEARSALS IN MAY ON THE 11TH AND 18TH ONLY; however, beginning with the first Sunday in June, we will not lead as a choir and full orchestra for at least 12 weeks. I will be planning some  opportunities for us to stay connected, but once we move to the Fellowship Building for the summer, we will be limited on room and cannot lead all together for that time frame. 

Lastly, Deanna and I wanted to personally invite you to a party celebrating Jon Thomas’ and Tyler’s graduation from high school at our home in May. Below is an invite. Many of you remember the 8 year old boys that arrived with us almost 10 years ago and you’ve watched them grow. So many of you have made an imprint on their lives and I think I speak for Deanna as well that we are thankful to serve a church who has loved our family so well. I know you’ll want to wish them well, even if you cannot attend the party. 


Anthem Calendar:
April 24-“Psalm 23- Surely Goodness, Surely Mercy”- Choir and Orchestra
May 1- “On the Banks of the Promised Land”- Choir and Orchestra
May 8- “Hymn of Heaven”- Choir and Orchestra
May 15th- “Thou Oh Lord”- Choir and Orchestra
May 22nd- “The God I Serve”- Choir and Orchestra
May 29th- “How Great Thou Art”- Choir and Orchestra


Are you receiving text messages from Ivy Creek Baptist Music Ministry? If not, please sign up for Remind texts by doing the following. Each person is a part of the combined ICBC Choir and Orchestra and then there are two separate groups for both choir and orchestra.
Text @choirando to the number 81010 for both groups text threads
Text @icbcchoir to the number 81010 for choir only texts
Text @icbcorch to the number 81010 for orchestra only texts

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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