Our purpose is to gather as believers to worship and to praise our Saviour Jesus Christ through the education of and presentation by our combined church choirs.
We worship a Saviour whose excellence extends beyond human comprehension (Psalm 8.1; 148.13; 150.2). For this reason, any worship we offer to Christ ought to reflect as much as possible a pursuit of excellence. To that end, the Mid State Choir Festival exists to improve vocal/choral techniques so that our worship will reflect our Saviour’s excellence both in the combined choir and in our individual churches.
Choirs from Grace Bible Chapel of York Springs, Cedar Hill Baptist Church of Dillsburg, Bible Baptist Church of New Bloomfield, Faith Baptist Church of Lebanon, Red Lion Bible Church of Red Lion, and our host church, Emmanuel Baptist Church of Mechanicsburg, will join together for an afternoon of rehearsal and for a sacred concert in the evening.
The Mid State Choir Festival is the result of the cooperative efforts of churches which participate in the Harrisburg Area Preachers’ Fellowship in South Central Pennsylvania. A committee from the fellowship was formed to organize the festival. The festival committee members are: Wes Gunther (Cedar Hill Baptist Church, Dillsburg), Michael Clater (Grace Bible Chapel, York Springs); Perry Kile (Bible Baptist Church, New Bloomfield), Ross Ritchey (Emmanuel Baptist Church, Mechanicsburg), Jeff Kilcup (Faith Baptist Church, Lebanon), and Matt Jury (Grace Bible Chapel, York Springs).