Music Links


Meet Sarai St. Jayne, Minister of Music

 

Sarai looks forward to meeting and getting to know the members of First Presbyterian Church so please stop and say “hi” and introduce yourself to her.  She is very excited and enthusiastic about making music with you!

You Tube videos of musical events

Recent Music events

Vacation Bible School

Sunday
Sep022012

Music Workday

Music Workday (6)

Brian Bartusch returned to visit us and help adjust the bells. Walter Ginter helped with the polishing. Others helps organize the music and clean the choir room. It was good to see 3 generations of Music Directors; It would have been complete with Jason Branham. It was a good time, and the work got done.
Sunday
Sep022012

Choir Trip to Chicago

Choir Trip to Chicago (2)

As a reward for a wonderful year, the youth choir took a well-earned trip to Chicago for a fun-filled day. The day started with the SouthShore train ride from South Bend to downtown Chicago. Time was spent at the Science and Industry Museum, including an IMAX feature, as well as some exploration of Navy Pier. Of course, everyone enjoyed authentic Chicago cuisine.
Sunday
Sep022012

Music Sunday

Music Sunday (7)

We celebrated the role of music in worship with lots of music from all our choirs. It was a wonderful, uplifting worship service. Russell Patterson and the choir hosted a lunch reception for the congregation. As always, the food was excellent, and no one went away hungry.
Sunday
Sep022012

Rummage Sale!

Rummage Sale! (11)

Wow! The HUGE rummage sale was a HUGE success. There were amazing bargains, and lots of great stuff. Congratulations to those who now have more closet space. Congratulations to those who found great treasures for a fantastic price. The music department and library thank everyone who helped organize, made things run smoothly, and cleaned up.
Sunday
Sep022012

Christmas pageant and worship

Christmas pageant and worship (12)

The youth worked very hard to put together a delightful musical, "Miracle on Bethlehem Street." The costumes were great, the dialogue was fast and witty, and the music was catchy. Many thanks to all those who helped behind the scenes, including the high schoolers who built the sets and managed things behind the curtain, the directors, costumers and organizers, and the music director. Older youth led the accompanying worship service. It was a great way to have a joint worship service.
Sunday
Sep022012

Caroling on Main Street

Caroling on Main Street (10)

It was cold and it was wet, but we had a good time caroling on Main Street in Niles. It was nice to give back to the community in this way.
Sunday
Sep022012

Choir Progressive Dinner

Choir Progressive Dinner (1)

The handbell and adult choir had a progressive dinner. Hors d'ouevres at the church, salad at Host House Number One, lasagna at Host House Number Two, and dessert back at the church. This was a great way to interact with the various members of the music program. Too bad the photographer was having such a good time she forgot to take photos at the rest of the progressive dinner sites!
Friday
May272011

Jason's Farewell

Jason's Farewell (4)

We had a special worship service celebrating God's glory in music and giving thanks for the time Jason and Heather have spent with us, sharing their gifts, talents, and friendship. We will miss them both!