Our organists/pianists:  Brenda Haan,
Rich Criss, Karen Mouw
Emmanuel Reformed is blessed to have four praise teams that lead worship one Sunday each month.
    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.
The "First Sunday Praise Band"
"RetroPraise" ministers on the second
Sunday of each month.
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
Introducing our Praise Bands

    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 .
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