11:15 Service Worship Leadership Update

Dear ACC,

I want to share some news about plans for worship leadership at our 11:15 worship service.

As you certainly know, last summer Brad Wade, our long-time worship director for that service, moved with his family to Portland, OR. Since then, we have tried several individuals in the role of worship leadership at the 11:15 service with the goal of finding a person who would be the right fit for that position. We have been blessed to be led in praise by some wonderful worship leaders. We are grateful to them and also to our musically gifted church members who have worked with them.

We are pleased to announce that we have decided to invite Mr. Matthew Maimone to lead our 11:15 worship team on an on-going basis. Matthew is a gifted musician, trained at Julliard since age 10 until completion of an undergraduate degree with academic honors. Matthew is also a committed Christian. Matthew grew up attending Redeemer Presbyterian Church with his family, later transferring to a PCA church in the Hamptons when they moved to Long Island. Matthew has experience leading worship. He has played organ at Central Presbyterian Church and currently serves as worship director at Epiphany Church in Manhattan on Sunday evenings (so Sundays will be a full day for him!)

Please pray for Matthew as he takes on this new responsibility. Pray also that God will help us to assemble a team of singers and instrumentalists to work with him. If you are interested in helping with the praise team, please contact me or Matthew.

I want especially to thank the many people who have helped us in our search for a worship leader for the 11:15 service: church musicians and singers who bless us with their gifts Sunday after Sunday; our elders who approached this decision with great thoughtfulness and prayer; and, Linnea Kickasola, worship director of our 9:30 service, who advised us through this process.

Yours in Christ,

Pastor David