The Messenger - May 2017 - 3
Music Ministry Update
Worship on Music Sunday
The Choir Needs New Clothes
"Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord"
- Psalm 150
With a go-ahead from Finance Team
and approval from Church Council, the Senior
Choir has decided to purchase new choir robes.
The current robes are over 20 years old and have
been well cared for by the choir members.
However, the robes are well past their prime and
are showing serious signs of wear and tear. A
special fund has been established, and
several choir members and others close to the
choir have made significant lead donations.
What do a fiddle, mandolin, piccolo, handbell,
and a steel drum have in common? These are all
instruments you will hear on Music Sunday, May
14. The Grandview congregation will gather for
one combined service at 10am, when all facets of
Grandview's music ministry will contribute to a
poignant, inspiring, and exciting worship
service. Cheryl Staherski, who has been
Grandview's bell choir director for over a decade,
will be honored for her musical leadership of this
dedicated group. Cheryl has helped the group to
grow in expressiveness and technique, and under
her leadership, the group has acquired new
instruments - chimes as well as bells - and has
shared its gifts in other settings such as retirement
On Sunday, May 14 and May 21, the
congregation will have the opportunity to
augment these gifts. Any money above-andbeyond the cost of the robes will go toward
vestments for the children's choir and the Music
& Arts Fund, which supports our music program.
A committee from the choir is making tentative
choices of style, color, and fabric and we hope to
be able to purchase the new robes in time for the
beginning of the September 2017 season. We are
excited for the choir to look as wonderful as they
sound. Help cover the cost of new robes - help
cover the choir!
The service includes music by the Bell Choir, Sr.
Choir, Celebration band and guest
instrumentalists. Mark your calendars for this
special combined service at 10am. All are
welcome to a time of fellowship directly
following the service in the Gathering Space.
Spotlight On: Maeve Kahler
and so that people coming out of prison will know
that we care." Simple as that. In the process of
obtaining the items and packing the bags, Maeve
learned how difficult it can be for people leaving
prison to find employment. On the other hand,
she was pleased to find out that there are some
businesses that specifically seek to hire returning
By Liz Fulmer
During the month of April, Grandview collected
Bags of Love filled with everyday, essential items
to be given to returning citizens, men and women
returning to society after being in prison. When 9year old Maeve Kahler heard about this important
mission, she felt she had to do her part. With
Jessica, her mother, Maeve set out to purchase the
items with her own money, filling two bags with
soap, shower products, socks, pads and tampons,
and more. When asked why she decided to pack
the bags, she replied, "It was important to do so
that they would have the things that they needed
In addition to her social justice interest, Maeve
has a heart for reading, especially books from the
Harry Potter series. She is a singer in the
Grandview Sings! Children's Community Choir,
and she loves her third grade teachers and foxes.
This summer, Maeve will be attending the Night
Owls Camp through Gretna Glen.