This year, I'm proud to announce a rehearsal schedule for the Christmas Cantata, "Confitemini Domino" [Acknowledge Him]. Cantata rehearsals will coincide with choir rehearsals, with a few additional dates.

If you would like to sing in the Cantata and are not a member at Gethsemane, you are welcome to sing and rehearse with us. Please come to as many rehearsals as you possibly can. While there is no attendance policy this year, being present during rehearsals is paramount to the success of this service as we prepare our annual musical offering celebrating the birth of Christ.

Thursday rehearsals for the Cantata will run on November 1, November 8, November 15, November 29, December 6, and December 13, from 7:00pm to 7:45pm. Choral anthems for Sunday services will be rehearsed from 7:45pm to 8:30pm.

In addition to Thursday rehearsals, there will be two Saturday rehearsals of the Cantata, on December 8 and December 15,  from 9:30am to 11:00am, with food and fellowship to follow.

In Christ,





December Music Notes

Just a few notes about December:

Please join us at BLESS on Sunday, December 9th, 6p.m. The band and youth will lead worship, and there will be a lot of Christmas music for all to sing! There will be a light supper to follow.

Please read Rock Janecek's article about the Cantata. He has outlined all important dates and information. The Cantata will be sung/played during the 9:30 worship service on December 16th.

Grace Notes and Sparks are our two youth choirs. Grace Notes is made up of children ages kindergarden through fifth grade. Middle and high schoolers have named themselves Sparks ( Serving Praising Always Rejoicing the King in Song). Both groups practice during the Sunday School hour, and all youth are welcome!

I really want to organize some small Music Ministry Teams-people who are willing to travel in small groups on a regular basis to visit shut-ins and simply sing hymns or other worship music for/with them. I have thought about this for some time, and I am determined to set these up. Music is powerful, and it is meaningful to so many people. If there are guitar players who want to join the music teams, that would be great, but not required. Singing a capella will work just fine. Please let me know, in person or via email if you are interested in this kind of ministry.

INSTRUMENTALISTS AND SINGERS interested in being part of an extra-long, extra-special prelude on Christmas Eve, please look for a sign-up sheet in the Narthex. I will post it on the first Sunday in Advent.

In Christ,

Kelly Peterson



2185 Garden Springs Dr. Lexington, KY 40504