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The Sanctuary Choir . . .
a 55-voice group that sings each week during Worship from Labor Day weekend through Memorial Day weekend. Singers from 7th grade through adult gather each Thursday
evening from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. to rehearse, fellowship and grow in the Lord.  

Directed by Ministry Coordinator Rich Criss, the Sanctuary Choir offers a large variety of musical styles, singing everything from fresh arrangements of well-loved hymns,
music of the praise and worship genre, gospel music and beautiful ballads.  The choir is accompanied by accompaniment tracks or by several talented ndividuals, depending on
the style of each specific song.   Accompanists are Karen Mouw and Kim Vandermyde, pianists and Brenda Haan, organist. For more information about the music department at
Emmanuel, please contact Rich Criss at richcr@frontiernet.net .
Emmanuel's Voices of Praise . . .
an 85-voice outreach choir that rehearses from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings after Sanctuary Choir rehearsals from September-- April to provide Christmas and spring
cantatas. This choir is comprised of members of Emmanuel's Sanctuary Choir and singers from the surrounding areas. This group presents their cantatas at 7:00 p.m. on
Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings on their specified weekend and has over 1100 people attend these performances. Membership is limited to 85 voices and please contact
director Rich Criss to be put on the waiting list if interested in singing Voices of Praise.
Introducing our Praise Bands
Emmanuel Reformed is blessed to have four praise teams that lead worship one Sunday each month.
"RetroPraise" ministers on the second
Sunday of each month.
The "First Sunday Praise Band"
is the newest praise band at Emmanuel.
Led by ministry coordinator, Rich Criss,
this group sings a variety of praise and
worship music.    “Exaltation” is typically
heard on the third Sunday of each month.

The last  Sunday of the month has
"Crosswalk" praise band leading
worship.   This group has a long
history of leading Worship at

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