As Ebenezer Brass Handbell choir winds down for the summer, we extend a special thank you to all the ringers for their effort, time and diligence in providing special enrichment to the worship services this past year. THANK YOU (back row) Gary, Dale, Janel, Michael, Don, (front) Jill, Ann, Ruth, Claudia, Caitlynn, Meghan, Stephanie and Karen, (Lynn not pictured). We'll look forward to having you back in September!  

It is always a delight to have young people involved in worship. Thank you to Natalie Adamietz for the piano selection, “Amazing Grace,” as a tribute to Moms and part of Youth Sunday on May 13. Any other youth interested in playing an instrument for worship, please inform Pastor or Elaine .

As has been done in the past, we’ll plan on doing sing-along's of favorite hymns before worship during July. On the last 2 Sundays in June, slips of paper will be available for you to list your favorite hymns and drop in the collection plate. Be thinking of some of your favorite hymns – they need not be in the hymnal, they can be old time favorites or contemporary, whatever moves you!!!!

July 14 – 21, Claudia Brown and Karen Cmejla will be attending the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is truly a fun/fact-filled event. They have pre-registered for some very interesting sessions. Claudia will be part of a distinctly teen session that will perform at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. Hopefully, that will be taped so we can view it. They are sure to come back with lots of exciting ideas – good luck Claudia and Karen! Karen and Hannah Verrier attended the seminar in 2012 where they, along with 280 attendees, rang the National Anthem before a Brewer – Reds baseball game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. It proved to be a memorable experience. This year’s seminar should offer more of the same kind of excitement!