Author: Ray Yutzy

2015 AGS Notes

We are in the final two weeks before the 2015 A Cappella Gospel Sing. This is our 5th annual event. We hope you can come and be a part of an event that has been a huge blessing and encouragement to so many people. We are pleased to be able to offer live coverage again this year with updated equipment and hopefully a broadcast without interruptions. If you are one of those that can’t come and enjoy the live, in person, setting, then we invite you to watch the video broadcast. There is no way you can get the full affects of the “in person” setting but it will be better than none. If you watch online and miss the opportunity to give to the offering, we would like to encourage you to submit a donation when you see the “Donate” tab if you care to and it will help the groups defray some of the expense of travel to be there. We are so thrilled to have John Stoltzfus from Penn Yan, NY coming to sing some of his favorite songs that he has memorized over the years. John will be an inspiration to everyone he meets. God has blessed him with many opportunities to share his unique gifts of memorizing verses, stories and songs. 2015 AGS may be the largest venue he has shared at but I...

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Schedule for 2014 AGS

The schedule for the 2014 AGS has now been updated. (see schedule page) We have some very special plans for each day of the event. You will want to come early and stay late to get in on the very best of what each group has to offer. There are plans in place now to live stream the whole event. Go to our facebook page for details and a link. We will also have the DVDs of the 2013 AGS available for purchase as well as CDs and DVDs from 2012 and 2011. We appreciate the tremendous cooperation of the groups to keep this a non-competitive event. Our goal is not to determine which group or which singer may, or may not, be the best, but rather to honor and glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. As attendees, you can help us in that effort by being careful how you respond to any particular group, or individual,¬†on stage. We acknowledge that there are some songs that evoke more response than others and that is ok. But in all of that we want the focus to be kept in proper perspective. We look forward to meeting many of you in Goshen, IN for this event and we hope we can at least meet some of you and say “howdy.” Please pray for all the groups as they prepare their songs and...

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The winter seems to be lingering on here in central Pennsylvania. The snow is slowly disappearing and we have actually seen a few robins. Which is good evidence that Spring is coming soon. I have heard of 60 and 70 deg. temps in some Southern states already. But it also means that April 4 & 5 is coming up real fast, too. We are getting excited about 2014 AGS and all it will hold for us in the form of blessings, renewed acquaintances, making new friends, hearing new groups and just seeing what God has for everyone who comes, whether to listen or to participate in some form or other. The local committee is hard at work finalizing the details necessary for another successful A Cappella Gospel Sing. We hope your plans are made and that they include these two days in Goshen, IN at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church. Plans are in the works to live stream the event. Details will be on this page as soon as they become available. But keep in mind that the live stream is never as good as being there in person. Plus, you would miss out on some of the best food available that weekend anywhere and it will be there in the food court. The Group list has been posted so make sure you check out that page and begin praying...

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2014 A Cappella Gospel Sing

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the first round of invitations have gone out to groups for the 2014 AGS. We are not disclosing the list at this time until we have confirmations from the groups. Please help us by telling your friends, relatives and neighbors about the AGS. We are looking forward to seeing all of our dear friends that have been a part of a past AGS, whether as a participant or as a part of our great audiences. The 2013 AGS was very well attended again and had so many God moments throughout the 2 days of singing together and praying together. I continue to stand in awe of a Holy God who can orchestrate an event such as this entirely without our help. The immenseness of the planning and staging of the event is so overwhelming that all one can do is praise God for His faithfulness in providing wisdom and direction for every aspect of the 2 days. We are blessed with the dedication and assistance of many people, but my love and appreciation goes out to the local committee, and their spouses, in IN. for the many tireless and long hours lovingly invested in the success of the AGS. Please keep all of us in prayer as we negotiate our way through the selection process and the planning process for 2014....

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Singing Schedule

The current singing schedule is posted. Feel free to print out this schedule but keep in mind, it could change at any time or any day. The plans for 2013 AGS are coming together very well and I am anticipating a tremendous time of beautiful singing and worship. I would ask everyone reading this to simply take a few minutes and intercede to God in prayer on behalf of all the groups for travel safety, for annointed singing, for the speakers at the Friday workshops, for the local committee, for the sound men and anyone else who has responsibilities at the event. We always say we want everything to bring honor and glory to our heavenly Father and we mean that. However, that puts a lot of responsibility on each one to have hearts that are prepared by confession, obedience and submission. Hearts that are clean and pure are vessels prepared for the Master’s use and will bring glory to Him. Join us as we pray and come together to enjoy what God has prepared for all of us whether as singers or as listeners. Ray...

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