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Matthew Women's Choir
Rehearsals are held
the *first Sunday morning of the month at 8:30am in the Fellowship Hall.
Women of all ages are invited to
attend, as well as any instrumentalists.
For more information, contact
Mary Jo Hill at (608) 374-7355 or (608) 343-5656.
Something new: We are
tweaking our church choir a bit.
We will meet one Sunday of
the month (usually the first) at 8:30am, practice that morning
and sing in that service.
Hopefully this changed schedule will allow more people to commit
For more information or if
you have any questions,
contact Pastor Enderle or Mary Jo Hill.
Christmas Music Service
In this season of
expectation, we prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, the Messiah
into the bustle of our lives and the hard to find moments of
We prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, the Messiah
into our homes and situations along with friends and
We prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah
into our hearts, and those often hidden parts of our lives.
We prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah,
for beneath the surface of your story is an inescapable
You entered this world as vulnerable as any one of us
in order to nail that vulnerability to the cross.
Our fears, our insecurities and our sins all that can
separate us from God exchanged by your Grace for Love.
We cannot comprehend the reasoning, only marvel that
Salvation comes to us
through a baby born in a stable, and reaches out to a world
this season of anticipation
We prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
It came upon the midnight clear, that glorious song of
From angels bending near the earth, to touch their harps
"Peace on the earth, goodwill to men from heavens all
The world in solemn stillness lay to hear the angels
For lo! the days are hastening on, by prophets seen of
When with the ever-circling years shall come the time
When the new heaven and earth shall own the Prince of
Peace, their King,
And the whole world send back the song which now the
Special Lenten Song Service
St. Matthew MGS
assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
This is my
story, this is my song.
Praising my Savior all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song.
Praising my Savior all the day long.
And we know that in all things God works for the
good of those who love him, who have been called
according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he
also predestined to be conformed to the image of his
Son, that he might be the firstborn among many
brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he
also called; those he called, he also justified;
those he justified, he also glorified.
What, then, shall we say in response to these
things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He
who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for
us all—how will he not also, along with him,
graciously give us all things? Who will bring any
charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God
who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No
one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was
raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is
also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from
the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or
persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or
sword? As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long; we are
considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors
through him who loved us. For I am convinced that
neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all
creation, will be able to separate us from the love
of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
On a hill
far away stood an old rugged cross
The emblem of suff'ring and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.
cherish the old rugged cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it someday for a crown.
Special Advent Service
Sunday, December 14, 2014
days are coming," declares the Lord, "when I will raise
up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign
wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his
days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety.
This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord
Jacob's Star in
all its splendor
Beams with comfort sweet and tender,
Forcing Satan to surrender,
Breaking all the powers of hell.
Songs of the Heart
Sunday, March 30, 2014
powerful Hymnfest raised the church rafters and touched the hearts of
participating musicians and congregation members on Sunday, March 30,
Matthew Multi-Generational 20-piece Orchestra accompanied the 25 member
festival choir and congregation. The rousing “Holy, Holy, Holy” began
the service, followed by a contemporary Amazing Grace and 10,000
Reasons. Pastor Phillip Enderle’s hymn reflections centered on “Now
Thank we All our God” and “It is Well with my Soul”. “The Power of the
Cross” lead into Pastor Enderle’s sermon message of healing and
salvation. Words of God’s amazing love and perfect grace filled the
“We are a
church of great music. God has blessed so many people with musical
gifts,” stated Mary Jo Hill, Music Director for St. Matthew Church.
Hymnfests are in the organizational plan. All are welcome! Sunday
For long ago, in the days of David and Asaph, there had been directors
for the musicians and for the songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.
The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise
and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and
the singers raised their voices in praise
to the Lord and sang:
“He is good; his love endures forever.”
CAROLS and READINGS
by Mary Jo Hill
Sunday, December 19,
Directed by Mary Jo Hill
St. Matthew Church - Kirby
Comfort Ye My People - Tenor Recitative-Gale
Every Valley Shall Be Exalted - Tenor Aria-Brian
Glory of the Lord (Chorus)
But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming? - Bass
Behold a Virgin Shall Conceive
O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings - Alto
Recitative & Aria-Gaye Peterson
That Tellest Good Tidings (Chorus)
For Unto Us A Child is Born (Chorus)
There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field
And Lo! The Angel of the Lord Came Upon Them
And the Angel said unto them Fear Not
And Suddenly There was with the Angel - Soprano
Glory to God
Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion - Soprano
Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind be Opened
He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd - Alto
Recitative & Aria-Amy Sharpe
Come Unto Him - Soprano Aria-Leann Rowan
Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart
Behold, and See If There Be Any Sorrow
He was Cut Off Out of the Land of the Living
But Thou Didst Not Leave His Soul in Hell
Tenor Recitative and Aria-Gale Brandau
Why do the Nations so Furiously Rage Together? -
Bass Aria-Scott Roscovious
I Know That My Redeemer Liveth - Soprano
Rebecca Pingel/Lauren Thell
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