Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts; praise him according to his excellent great- ness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet; praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the tim- brel and dance; praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals; praise him upon the high-sounding cymbals. Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

Psalm 150 KJV

On Saturday, November 18, at 4:00 p.m., our church sanctuary will be filled with praises to the Lord . . . with harp and organ, as declared in the above Psalm, but also with “cymbals and high-sounding cymbals,” understood to mean handbells of all sizes. Everyone is invited to Covenant’s first Festival of Bells, celebrating the sound of handbells and featuring the Covenant Ringers Handbell Choir and the Praises Ring Handbell Choir of Grace Lutheran Church in Palo Alto, directed by Grace Church’s Music Director, Timothy Getz.

The two bell choirs will combine on several selections, and each choir will also play separate selections. You will be treated to the sound of 122 handbells and choir chimes played by a total of 25 bell ringers, along with harp and organ, filling the grand acoustics of Covenant with the beauty of music to the glory of God.

We know you will not want to miss this joyful opportunity to hear the delightful sound of handbells, harp, and organ. Admission is free, and there will be a reception following the concert.

And the priests attended to their services; the Levites also with instruments of the music of the Lord, which King David had made to praise the Lord, saying “For His mercy endures forever.”  2 Chronicles 7:6 NKJV


Donald E. Dillard