Lebanon First United Methodist Church
603 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon, IL 62254
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Psalm 100:1-2
We are very proud of the many talented musicians and guests who share their gifts with the congregation as part of our choirs and special music - videos are posted at the bottom of this page.
Do you have musical gifts? We invite you to share them with us!
Our Children's Choir, under the direction of Joy Hamann and assisted by Jamie Dare, sang AND rang bells at a worship service. Watch the video! Video by Carl Berry.
Posted March 2013
Our Praise Team sings a cover of This is the Stuff, concluding the sermon series on Keeping Your Life in Balance, January 2013- watch the video here.
The Choir Anthem - Balm in Gilead- featured soloist Marilyn Boyd...beautiful! Watch and listen!
The Choir Anthem on Sunday, September 23, 2012 - God Breathe - was accompanied in ASL by Anne Watters...beautiful! Watch and listen...
Richard Boyd leads the Chancel Choir and selects hymns for the second service to enhance the theme of the weekly focus of the Scripture and sermon.
Chancel choir practice is on Wednesdays, beginning at 7:30 pm.
Our Praise Team selects upbeat music from the traditional hymns and contemporary Christian songs.
The Praise Team practice is on Wednesday evenings, 6:30 pm.
The Chancel Choir & Praise Team are accompanied by Catherine Burge.
Chancel Chimes, directed by John Watters, is open to all ages from children in fourth grade though adults. If you read music, even just the basics, you are invited to join in. Chancel Chimes play in worship periodically.
Chancel Chimes rehearse on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.
JAM (Jesus & Me!) is a Children’s Choir and Sunday School for children K through 5th grade.
Children meet in the Sanctuary to sing (in advance of Sunday School) at 9:30 am, then go to Sunday School at 9:45 am
Special music is provided by soloists and groups from Lebanon First and by talented guests. Scott Ferguson & Sheree Bingheim, from St. Matthew UMC, Belleville, sang on January 29, 2011.
Watch a video of Susan Meister sing on September 11, accompanied by Dr. Stephanie Owen.
Jamie Dare sang Breath of Heaven on Sunday, December 4, the second Sunday of Advent. See the video.
Alicia Johnston sang I Surrender All on Sunday, January 1, 2012. See the video.
Susan Meister sang Blessings on January 29, 2012. See the video.
Jim Ferrall sang Ten Thousand Angels on February 5, 2012. See the video.
Aubrey Pieper, Children & Youth Ministries Coordinator, shared her musical talent at early service on Pentecost Sunday, May 27, singing Worthy is the Lamb. Click here to see the video of Aubrey.
On June 10, tenor John Carter sang a stirring rendition of the Negro Spiritual, Steal Away, at both worship services. Click here to see the video.
Listen to this gorgeous piano duet by John Watters & Dr. Stephanie Owen, Ich Denke Dein Variations 1-3, Beethovan.
Listen to the lovely Prelude, Ivory Palaces by Barraclough, an Organ/Piano Duet by Susan Constance & Dr. Stephanie Owen, May 20, 2012. Click here to see the YouTube video of Susan Constance & Stephanie Owen play a keyboard/organ duet of O Worship the King on Sunday, Sept 9 - beautiful & inspiring!
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