FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
OF WOODBURY HEIGHTS
Come sing, ring with our choirs!
Do you enjoy singing? Have you wondered what it's like to play in a handbell choir? If you answered "yes" to either question, our church has a place for you.
Under the direction of Quint Lerch, the adult Sanctuary Choir graces many of our Sunday morning worship services. The singers warm up 30 minutes before services begin and their regular practices are at 7:45 p.m. Thursdays. The church also has a Youth Choir (fourth grade-teens), a Children's Choir (K-third grade) and a Nursery Choir. Their practices are before Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
Laura Seidelmann directs the Majestic Ringers handbell choir for adults, and Elizabeth Billings heads our Yingers, the youth bell choir. Call the church at (856) 845-0139 for information.
Quint Lerch thanks us after final Sunday as music director
To all the members of First Presbyterian Church of Woodbury Heights, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your generous gifts, a myriad of well-wishes, and 11 happy years of providing music for your worship experience.
It’s been a wonderful journey getting to know you and claiming you as some of my dearest friends.
I will never forget the Christmas pageants, the choir festivals, the Christmas Eve services, Easter, Palm Sunday, Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday tenebre services.
But as I said at my final worship service, the most important thing I will remember is your friendship and unwavering support for the music program and for me.
If I had not felt that support, I could not have accomplished my job to the best of my abilities. I also offer my deepest thanks to my colleagues John and Dottie Shedwick.
We supported one another, and complemented each other’s ministry in ways that is rare for church staffs. John taught me what it is to be an ultimate pastor to his congregation and to me. I will never forgot that.
Finally, I would be remiss not to offer my thanks to Carrie Flynn for her friendship, support and willingness to help me do my job, learn people’s names and teach me the family histories of long-time members -- even if I had to occasionally bribe her with chocolate and jam cakes.
As you transition from one music professional to the next, I wish you all the best, and I know whoever replaces me will be afforded the same generosity.