About Celebration Ringers
Celebration Ringers is the Handbell Choir at St Stephen UMC. The choir is comprised of members of all ages that rehearse on Wednesday evenings in the Fall and Spring from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
The Celebration Ringers provide music for Sunday Worship several times during the church year, most notably, Music Appreciation Sunday, Advent, Holy Week, and Pentecost. The Celebration Ringers are codirected by our Organist, Michael Carr and our Choir Director, Ryan Forkner.
For information concerning Celebration Ringers, please contact Michael Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org and Ryan Forkner at email@example.com.
Upcoming Celebration Ringers Events
Wednesday, August 15th
Celebration Ringers resume Wednesday night rehearsals for fall. 6:30pm to 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 7th
Celebration Ringers play for World Communion Sunday
Prelude: Morning Hymn (Christ is the World's Light) Arr. Sondra K. Tucker
Offertory: Let Us Break Bread Together Arr. Douglas E. Wagner
Sunday, October 28th
Celebration Ringers play for Music Appreciation Sunday
Prelude: Ceremonial Fanfare (Praise with Ringing!) by Michael Mazzatenta
Anthem with Choir: Fanfare and Concertato on "Praise to the Lord"
Sunday, November 4th
Celebration Ringers play for All Saint's Sunday
Offertory: Shall We Gather at the River? Arr. Dale Wood
Ringing for the reading of the saints.
Special Communion Music: Fairest Lord Jesus arr. Frances L. Callahan
Sunday, December 2nd
Celebration Ringers play for 1st Sunday of Advent
Processional: Processional for Advent by William Mathias
Prelude: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel arr. Barbara B. Kinyon
Hymn: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence arr. Kathy Johnson
Hymn Descant: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus arr. Anna Laura Page
Monday, December 24th
Celebration Ringers play for Christmas Eve
*If ringer availability permits.
Wednesday, February 6th
Celebration Ringers resume Wednesday night rehearsals for spring. 6:30pm to 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 14th
Celebration Ringers play for Palm Sunday
Prelude: Ellacombe (Hosanna, Loud Hosanna) arr. Douglas E. Wagner
Offertory: How Hast Thou Offended? by Ron Mallory
Sunday, April 21st
Celebration Ringers play for Easter Sunday
Introit with Choir: Fanfare with Organ, Choir, and Bells
Hymn: Christ the Lord is Risen Today from More Handbells for the Christian Year by Sondra Tucker
Offertory: This Day of Gladness by Susan E. Geschke