Christmas is just a few days away.  Here is a collection of “Sights and Sounds” from recent events at Messiah Lutheran Church.

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19th Ring and Sing 2017 – December 10, 2018

The 19th Annual Ring and Sing took place on December 10th.  The annual event features Messiah’s “Notabella” bell choir in addition to its vocal and instrumental choirs and ensembles.  The event is organized by Notabella director Rhonda Gaede.  The concert is also a fundraiser for the Madison Public Library.  This year over $300 dollars was raised by donations at the door.

Concert Highlights:

Notabella – God With Us For All Time – arr. Garee

Vocal Solo by Julia Nafe – C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S – by Eddy Arnold & Jenny Lou Carson

Cherub Choir – Away in the Manger – traditional ,  Jingle Bells – Pierpont

Seraph Choir – Joy to the World – Handel

Instrumental Ensemble – Companions All Sing Loudly – Basque,  Dulci Jubilo  – JS Bach

Adult Choir & Notabella – German Christmas  – arr. Tucker

Notabella – The Holly & the Ivy – arr. Sanders,  Charlie Brown Christmas –  Guaraldi, arr. McChesney

Handbell Solo by Rebecca Alferink – Christmas Angel Medley – arr Weishaupt

Handbell Quartet – Jazzy Jingle Bells – Pierpont, arr. Maggs,  Caroler’s Hoedown – arr Stephenson

Audience Participation:  We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Sunday School Christmas Program – December 17 

Photo Gallery –  Program Video  

Sights of Christmas!

Members of Messiah’s Altar Guild decorated the Chrismon Tree on Dec 10th.  Members of the Flower Guild decorate the Sanctuary and surrounding areas of Messiah Lutheran Church for Christmas.  Volunteers from the Facility Committee set out the lanterns along Messiah’s drive.

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Pass the Peace!