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Israel Tour with Michael W. Smith- 2018
I just returned from a life - changing experience with Michael W. Smith's Israel tour. I'll be posting photos soon! I had been to the Holy Land 22 years ago, and always wanted to go back someday. To be in the holy places where Jesus walked, preached, performed miracles, and where he died and rose again, is quite an emotional experience, beyond words. So beyond words...
Good Friday Service- 2018
We remember the suffering and crucifixion of our Lord, Jesus Christ. As hard as it is, we need to experience the sadness and agony of Good Friday, to truly feel the joy of Easter. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for dying for our sins.
Good Friday Service - March 30, 2018
King of Kings Lutheran Church
250 Harmony Road, Middletown, NJ
Crossroads Cafe-Christian Coffee House-2018
Nancy Scharff & the King of Kings Bands will perform at the Crossroads Cafe, Friday, March 16th, 7:00 PM -9:00 PM, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 94 Tindall Road, Middletown, NJ. The group, Brave, will also perform. Please join us for this Christian coffee house, and enjoy an evening of music, fun, and fellowship. Light refreshments will be available. Admission is FREE. All ages are welcome! We hope to see you tomorrow night!
Ocean Grove- Irish Hymns & Songs- 2018
Nancy Scharff will perform at the Allegria in 70 Stockton Avenue, Ocean Grove, on Saturday, March 17th, at 7:00 PM. Her concert will feature Irish hymns, songs, and more!
Ecumenical Choir - Christmas, 2017
I'm looking forward to the Ecumenical Choir rehearsals, beginning Tuesday, October 17th, at 7:30 PM. Singers can also attend rehearsals on Thursdays, beginning October 19th. The Christmas cantata this year will be "Hope", a new cantata by Joel Raney. Last year, we did Joel's cantata, "Joy". We will also be singing "Light of the Stable", made popular by the Christian group, Selah, and a new anthem by Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, called , "Almost There".
We will be presenting the Christmas cantata on Sunday, December 10th, at the 10:00 worship service, (for those who can sing in the morning). The public performance will also be Sunday, December 10th, at 3:00 PM. We are going to try an afternoon performance this year. I am also including the children's choir this year.
Plans are also being made to do our God & Country concert in Chicago. I have been in contact with the Music Director there, and we are working on a date. It will tentatively be scheduled for May of 2018. I will be sending more details, as the planning of the event progresses.
I look forward to seeing you on October 17th, or the 19th!
Children's Choir - 2017
Nancy Scharff, Director
Grades Pre-K through 6th Grade
Tuesday, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Rehearsals begin Tuesday, October 10, 2017
All children in the community are welcome!
All rehearsals are held at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 250 Harmony Road, Middletown.
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Scharff through her web site, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall - 2017
"God Spa" Women's Retreat
Nancy will be leading all the music for this women's event.
Contemporary Easter Sunday Worship Service
Nancy & the Praise Team will lead the music for this service. King of Kings Choir will also sing.
Traditional Easter Sunday Worship Service
Nancy & the King of Kings Choir will lead the music for the Easter Celebration.
Good Friday Service
Nancy will lead the music for King of Kings' annual Good Friday Service.
Maundy Thursday Worship Service
Nancy & the King of Kings Choir will lead the music for this service.
Nancy Scharff in Concert
Nancy will give a concert for the seniors, with a focus on St. Patrick's Day.
Nancy Scharff in Concert
Nancy will give a Christian Concert at the church for the community, at 3:00 PM.
Worship Services- 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Nancy will sing at these worship services, sharing her music ministry.
Joy! A Gospel Celebration
Nancy and the King of Kings Choir will present this Christmas Cantata during the worship service.
Joy! A Gospel Celebration
Nancy will be directing and performing in this Christmas Cantata. The King of Kings Choir and Ecumenical Choir will also be performing, as well as the King of Kings Praise Band. The event is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be taken for the church's music ministry. Come and experience the true meaning of Christmas!
Creative Worship Service
Nancy will lead the music for the worship service. Please join us for this creative worship experience!
Nancy will be sharing her music ministry at the 10:00 AM service. Nancy would love to see you, if you live in the area!
Nancy Scharff in Concert
Nancy will perform for the seniors of the Rock Hill community.
Nancy Scharff in Concert at Community Cafe
Nancy will give a concert at this busy soup kitchen, that has been in operation for the past 7 years.
Nancy Scharff-Guest Speaker and Performing Artist
Nancy will speak about her music ministry at this women's club luncheon, and also perform.
Worship Service- Celebrating 150 Anniversary of First UMC Keansburg
Nancy and her band will lead this special worship service commemorating the 150th anniversary of the First United Methodist Church of Keansburg.
Carnegie Hall Concert
Nancy will perform onstage with Lauren Daigle and Francesca Battistelli.
Nancy will perform a potpourri of spiritual songs, show tunes, classical, and also highlight songwriters of our time.
NJ WELCA Convention
Nancy will be the music & worship leader for this event.
StreetLife Outdoor Performance
StreetLife brings together talented musicians from across the region, every Saturday night in the summer of 2015. Performances take place on the streets of Red Bank, as beachgoers return from the beach, shoppers browse the windows, and hungry people make their way to one of Red Bank's 83 restaurants. Nancy will be one of the featured artists for this special musical program. Hope to see you this summer!
Faith, Hope, Music Festival - August- 2017
It was a great summer! I posted photos from the Faith, Hope & Music Festival, held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Middletown, NJ, on August 19th. It was a wonderful Christian event, with 4 bands and activities for families. It was a blessing to be a part of this new annual event! I look forward to the fall, and my tours in Michigan and the Carolinas.
Christmas-Hold the Baby in Your Heart
The Light of the World is Jesus
Welcome to Our World
O Holy Night
The Lord's Prayer
Light of the Stable
Hold the Baby in Your Heart
Sweet Little Jesus Boy
Joy to the World
All is Well
Hold On to Jesus
God & Country - 2015
Thank you for a great concert at our God & Country Concert! We raised $1,040.00 for The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation! The response was wonderful, as we honored our country and our veterans.
Christmas CD Project- 2015
Port Isabel, Texas-2015
Dedication To My Dad, Fred Scharff
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Creative Contemporary Worship Service, Nov. 16, 2014
Nancy's 2 New CD's!!!
COME AND WORSHIP & COVER ME, LORD!!
COME & WORSHIP is a collection of Nancy's worship songs, all written by Nancy, (except Let Your Heart Be Broken, lyrics by Bryan Jeffery Leech, music by Nancy). Nancy worked with arranger Jimmy Mac, Ventura, CA, and Recording Engineer, Joe Demaio, Shore - Fire Recording Studio, NJ, to bring you an uplifting and inspiring experience. Nancy's band included N.J. Shore musicians Bob Marriner, bass, and Bobby Boyd, drums, with Nancy on vocals, guitar, and piano. These songs come from her experiences as a worship leader and songwriter. Each song reflects Nancy's love for worship, and her faith in God. Her strong vocals and memorable melodies encourage everyone to sing along. Song titles include Come, Come, & Worship, Divine Union, We Belong to the Lord, Nothing Can Separate Us, I Am the Bread of Life, and If You Love Me. Nancy says,"This project comes from those "moments" in worship, when we feel God's presence, and Christ comes to us through the Word, songs, and communion with Him. No matter what we are going through in life, music helps us to grow closer to Him. I pray that you will experience what I have experienced in worship, through these songs... "
COVER ME, LORD is a collection of Nancy's Contemporary Christian songs and a more personal journey of faith. All songs were written by Nancy, and reflect her life experiences with friends and family...of loss, encouragement, and hope. Her vocals are powerful, yet soothing. Her style is Contemporary Christian, with an orchestral sound on several songs, such as The Lord's Prayer (Music written by Nancy), and the title song, Cover Me, Lord. Other song titles include You Are My Mother, A Father Who Loves, There Are No Words, Lover of Love, I Gotta Be Good, Bridge of Flowers, Life On Wings, and Follow Him. Nancy began recording her vocal and guitar tracks with Joe Demaio, at Shore - Fire Recording Studio, NJ. Her project was completed in Nashville, TN, under the direction of producer, Dave Bechtel. The band in Nashville, who played on Nancy's CD, included musicians who record and perform with artists, such as, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith. Dave also used musicians from Nashville, who played in the orchestra. Nancy says, "This project reflects the love I have for my Mom and Dad, as well as offering hope and comfort to friends who have lost loved ones. The CD was completed right before my Mom passed away, and I was thankful that she was able to hear her song, You Are My Mother, one last time, on Mother's Day. After my Mom's funeral, I released a video dedicated to our life together, using her song. Cover Me, Lord, There Are No Words, and Bridge of Flowers, were written for friends who were going through difficult times, or were mourning the loss of loved ones. God gives us the gift of music to lift us up, when we feel we are at our lowest. I pray this CD will fill your life with hope, renewed faith, and joy...
BUY THE CD'S NOW!: ($10.00 EACH) (FREE SHIPPING!!) Go to the "STORE" page on Nancy's web site. Order the CD using PAYPAL. You can either order the CD, or Download. www.nancyscharff.com/store.cfm OR Send a check for $10.00 for one CD, or $20.00 for both CD's.
Please make the check out to: "Nancy Scharff Ministries".
Send your check to: Nancy Scharff Ministries P.O. Box 4052 Middletown, NJ 07748
Nancy is available for house parties, concerts, worship services, youth events, women’s ministries, contemporary worship conferences, festivals, and other church and social functions.
Nancy Scharff Ministries
P.O. Box 4052,
Middletown, NJ 07748
Cayman Island Tour- 2013
My tour in Grand Cayman was wonderful and inspiring!! Sharing my music ministry with the Savannah United Church, was a blessing! Their service was beautiful and uplifting. I sang my rendition of The Lord's Prayer and Life on Wings, from my Cover Me Lord, CD, as well as If You Love Me, from Come & Worship, and Send Me, from Covenant Love. How Great Thou Art is always a favorite, and I sang Sandy Patti's arrangement, which I love. The pastor's sermon focused on building up God's Kingdom here on earth. We strive to work for the glory of God, in our daily walk with Him. I could feel God's presence, and felt the love of the people in the congregation, as they worshipped. It was also Youth Sunday, and the young people did a great job leading the service.
My schedule continued at The Pines Assisted Living facility, in George Town, Grand Cayman. The people responded with smiles and hugs. It was a joy to share God's Word with them, through music. People who were asleep when I arrived, woke up and participated, as they heard familiar hymns and songs. It is amazing to see the healing power of music with people who have dementia, Alzheimer's, and other elderly illnesses.
On Wednesday, October 23rd, I led the worship service at Elmslie United Church, located across from the port, where the cruise ships dock. Special thanks to Pastor Dave, who resumed this mid-week service, for those who were traveling. I also met local worshippers, as they shared their faith with me. I met a young woman who told me about her mother's passing, as I shared my own grief in losing my Mom, this past summer. Even in another part of the world, we shared common struggles and pain. The Lord lifted us up, and helped us, as we listened and supported one another.
I am thankful to God for this ministry opportunity!
Eleanor Scharff- June 13, 1923-August 4, 2013.
Nashville Trip - 2013
Carnegie Hall - An Awesome Experience!
The concert at Carnegie Hall was awesome, with Michael W. Smith! You could feel God's presence, amidst the sold out crowd. Bringing the Gospel to New York City, through our music, was inspiring. We can carry this "mountain top" experience into our daily lives, remembering the glorious music, the fellowship, and sharing the love of Christ, together.
Carnegie Hall Concert With Michael W. Smith
Booking Churches & Events- 2015-2016
Nancy is available to give concerts, lead worship services, present programs for women's ministries and youth, and organize and lead workshops and conferences on Contemporary Worship.
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