Musicians from five churches—Cedar United Methodist, Coon Rapids Methodist, Christ Lutheran, Our Saviour’s Lutheran, and Glen Cary—joined voices to form a mass choir that sang at Glen Cary this past Sunday, March 8th. They also sang at Cedar United Methodist the previous Sunday, March 1st.
This group came together under the leadership of Colette Svanoe, Director of Music Ministries at Glen Cary, and her colleague Marty Bartels. Relationships they had built with musicians from other local churches inspired their collaboration.
Colette shared that the Glen Cary choir had previously combined with the choir from Our Saviour’s for some performances, per our Mission 150 goals. Growing this choir by inviting other churches was the next step. Members got the opportunity to meet other Christians from the area, and together they were able to create a bigger, more powerful sound. The total number of musicians on Sunday was around thirty.
There were many new faces in worship on Sunday, as family and friends from the other congregations came to show their support.
They set an example for what is possible when churches come together: denominational, ideological, and community allegiances were set aside in pursuit of a common mission. We are all united in Christ! This is reflected in our worship—as they sang, “Hallelujah! For the Lord God Almighty reigns!
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