From our Minister of Music, Marsha Rinke:

Since January, 2000, I have been blessed to serve as Music Minister for First Congregational Church. Our fine instruments include an eight-rank 1964 Mohler pipe organ, a 2001 Yamaha B grand piano, and a set of hand chimes. All are encouraged to participate in this ministry, with heart and hands and voices. I would love to find out your interests in music!

I hold a Masters Degree in piano pedagogy from Eastern Michigan University (EMU), where I had the privilege of studying organ with Dr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra. I have worked and taught at EMU’s School of Music for 15 years. I am a member of the Ann Arbor chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the Ann Arbor Piano Teacher’s Guild, and the Michigan Music Teachers Association. I also hold two degrees from the University of Michigan: a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Business Administration. I am currently working on becoming a certified Master Gardener.

I love this Bible verse and hope it resonates with you …

The trumpeters and singers performed together in unison to praise and give thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other instruments, they raised their voices and praised the Lord with these words:

“God is good!

     God’s faithful love endures forever!”

At that moment a thick cloud filled the Temple of the Lord. The priests could not continue their service because of the cloud, for the glorious presence of the Lord filled the Temple of God.  

                                                                        2 Chronicles 5:13-14





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