Our Organ. All main wind chests in this organ are designed and built with climate resistive engineering.
Earlier last summer our building was struck by lightning and our pipe organ was damaged. Art Aadland of Aadland Pipe Organ Co (www.aadlandpipeorgan.com) worked on repairing the organ.
Art explaining more on the settings of the organ.
On February 23 we rededicated the organ with a musical concert and a presentation of pipe-organs history and information with the donations going to the Church World Services Blankets+ (CWS Blankets+) Blankets+ is a special mission opportunity for all ages providing funds to help people in need around the world. CWS has worked in partnership with local communities to identify their needs and access the resources they need to build the foundation for a more viable future, including blankets, tents, food and other emergency supplies in the wake of a disaster among other assistances.
We thank all who attended and gave so generously to make this a huge success!!! What a joyous success!! Over $708 was raised for Church World Services Blankets+. That translates into 141 blankets to help disaster relief victims around the world! “God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1. Thanks to all who contributed and helped to make this possible!!
Thank you Art for your many hours of work repairing the organ. Thank you Ellen for the many hours Art was able to work on the organ.
Thank you to Art Aadland for fixing our organ. It sounded wonderful and is so great to have it back!!
Thank you Kevin, Clarence, Terry, Joyce, Art and Ellen
Clarence playing the organ during the organ dedication.
Terry playing the organ. Terry shares his favorite gospels.
Kevin playing a selection of compositions for the concert.
Thank you Clarence for your musical talents – a number of pieces self written to display the colors on the organ. You bless us in so many ways with your many talents of musical instruments. The music is a blessing to our worship service.
Thank you Terry for the gospel music. It is so great to hear the “soul” in those old hymns.
Thank you Kevin for your musical talents during the concert. Your arrangement for the pipe organ from orchestral transcription and compositions showed off the organ.
When giving a presentation, always bring your own clock for time.
Our tour guide’s, Kevin, knowledge of the organ and music is “timeless” in sharing with all. Kevin can make the organ go “coo-coo”.
Tour guide Capt Pipe Organ Kevin and assistant Joyce present a little “pipe-organ intro 101″ knowledge with those in attendance.
Thanks you to Capt. Pipe Organ Kevin and assistant Joyce for the history and information of pipe organs presentation.
Kevin and Joyce enjoy the music.
Kevin demonstrating how the wood pipe’s on the organ work.
If you would like a copy of the DVD please contact the church office via email: email@example.com or phone 605-996-5104. In addition to shipping costs, a $10.00 donation toward the organ fund is welcomed.
Thank you to our Global Missions Task Force and all the soup cooks for the yummy and well organized soup & bread supper.
Be watching for our next Global Missions project – collecting items for mission kits – more information to come soon.