Center Stage: Glee Club at Carmel UMC
Prior to the morning service at 9:30 A.M., the Purdue Varsity Glee Club convened in the choir room at Carmel UMC to do some warming up. Everyone was ready to be a blessing to the worship service! The Glee Club also performed at the 11:30 A.M. service before heading back to West Lafayette.
The guys even had a few minutes to socialize and rest before going upstairs. It appears some people even tried to take a quick snooze.
Prior to going in for the service, the men of the PVGC get a lineup to prepare to commence worship and praise.
The minister of Sports and Recreation at Carmel UMC got the crowd ready for worship and fired up for the Glee Club with some morning prayer, announcements and singing.
Bill directs the Glee Club as they enter for a surround position by singing “Cry Out and Shout”. The crowd thoroughly enjoyed the sights and sounds of the PVGC as they began the early service.
As the worship began, the congregation joined with the Glee Club in singing “Joyful, Joyful”.
Even the Glee Club needs sheet music every once in a while! Here the Gentlemen join with director Bill Griffel and start the service onstage by continuing to sing with the congregation.
The vast array of songs in the Glee Club sacred repertoire allowed for a wonderful service that included several songs by the Glee Club. Some of the numbers included “Lost in the Stars”, “The Hymn medley”, “Bless this House”, “Alleluia” and many more.
A member of CUMC talked before the sermon about Church announcements and prayer requests.
Lighthouse performed several numbers throughout the morning. A crowd favorite, “His Love is Like a River”, nearly brought the crowd to their feet.
The Glee Club continued to impress and to praise through the second service of the morning as their high energy and joyful worship songs really got the congregation excited to be at church on such a rainy day.
Nearly both service times were packed with congregation members, parents of PMO and PMO friends who all enjoyed the sermon, the prayer, and of course, the Glee Club. As you can see, there wasn’t hardly and empty seat in the house.
The Men of the Glee Club listened to a sermon from the pastor of Sports and Recreation about “Middle C”. The sermon even included hailing the Glee Club to say a resounding “Boiler up”.
Junior Tyler Ellis pours his heart into the solo for the song “Lord, Where is our Freedom”.
Senior Kyle Sutton “wowed” the congregation during the Glee Club’s rendition of “Daniel”. Everyone, congregation and Glee Club alike, enjoyed both services and can’t wait to come back next year for some “enhance worship” with the Glee Club.