Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thankful Thursday - Music Ministry

I wasn't planning to participate this week because I shared our recent blessings on Tuesday. Then I read Lynn's Thankful Thursday post and I knew what I had to write. (I know you're probably wondering if I'll ever stop talking. :) This is probably my last post for today!)

We found a new church home in late 2007, and we have been incredibly blessed to be part of the church family. One specific blessing has been the music ministry for kids. My son is finishing his first year in the kids' choir. Next year he'll be outside the age range for the kids' choir, and he'll be moving on to another program in September. So I'd like to share about the wonderful kids' choir leaders, Mrs. H and Mrs. E.

We are so blessed that they give freely of their time and talents to teach and encourage the children in the choir. Mrs. E and Mrs. H have identified each child's gifts, and they've helped the children nurture those gifts and use them to serve God. My son has enjoyed singing with the choir, participating in a musical show, and ministering to the congregation through music.

I'm thankful that he's had this opportunity to learn, grow, and serve the Lord. I'm thankful for the leaders, not only for teaching but also for showing God's love on an ongoing basis. (I don't want to leave out our minister of music, who oversees the program. He's not as hands-on with the kids' choir, but he knows every one of the kids and encourages them in other ways.) My entire family has been blessed through my son's involvement in the choir.

As a side note, may I ask for your prayers about the financial situation I mentioned on Tuesday? We are praying that the Lord's will is done, and that--if the outcome is not what we'd like it to be--we'll be able to surrender to His plan and to know which direction He wants us to go.

Laurie is hosting Thankful Thursday this week. Stop by her blog to link to more thankful posts.

10 comments :

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words! I love your blog too - I am all about creativity!! I love to scrapbook, paint, write... all of it!

    I'll be praying about your financial situation, and could use your prayers for ours!

    Be Blessed~Lauren

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  2. I am glad that you decided to join us this week ... what a beautiful grateful heart. -blessings, Laurie

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  3. Prayers on the way!! A good church home really makes a difference. I love going to church and having fellowship with friends.

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  4. It's great that you've given recognition to the ladies that worked with your son in choir. So often kids are really affected by adults other than their parents. I know when I was growing up, a couple of the ladies at church took us to events and really were the "unofficial" youth leaders at our small church. I'll be forever grateful to them - they kept me involved in church!

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  5. I'll be praying for you and I rejoice with you that you have found such a wonderful church home where your children are being ministered to! Praise God!

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  6. What a blessing it is to have a church where the kids are loved on and nurtured. That is a huge thing we love about our church, too! Just said a prayer for your financial situation and God's provision and peace for your family!

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  7. Great thankful list. Without growth, we'd be nowhere. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. Praying for your financial situation. Beautiful list. Thanks for sharing

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