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            I encourage each of you to come to both our worship services on a regular basis and concerts.  At our worship services we will continue to treat everyone to new pieces both during the prelude and the postlude. We also will be learning several new hymns each quarter ( They may be old familiar hymns to you ) as well as looking at new items for our liturgy.  At the concerts you will be treated to a variety of music spanning many centuries and many countries.

            Listening to and participating in music is not only relaxing but also helps you to grow in mind and spirit so come on out and enjoy !

 

We would like to thank

Herbert H Kohl Charities Inc

for their donation towards the Organ Restoration Fund !

            I encourage each of you to come to both our worship services on a regular basis and concerts.  At our worship services we will continue to treat everyone to new pieces both during the prelude and the postlude. We also will be learning several new hymns each quarter ( They may be old familiar hymns to you ) as well as looking at new items for our liturgy.  At the concerts you will be treated to a variety of music spanning many centuries and many countries.

            Listening to and participating in music is not only relaxing but also helps you to grow in mind and spirit so come on out and enjoy !

 

We would like to thank

Herbert H Kohl Charities Inc

for their donation towards the Organ Restoration Fund !

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Pipe Organ
The original pipe organ was installed in 1922.
The following is the stop list as of August 2009Photo Gallery
                               The instrument was manufactured by the Moller organ company. The organ was a eight rank instrument based on the style of the time. In 1956 the church decided to do many major projects which included expanding the pipe organ.  Fred Weickhardt was the local representative for the Reuter organ company who the church council contracted to expand the organ. The expansion included adding a second pipe chamber, rebuilding the console and adding six additional ranks of pipes. 
 
                               This organ was used in this fashion untill in 1999 when the church again contacted Reuter to get more work done.  Since 1999 the swell reservoir has been releathered, the swell shades in the swell division have been re-leathered, a new blower was installed, the 8' Trumpet rank was removed; sent out for revoicing and re-installed, many wind leaks were corrected, a new 4' Principal stop was added to the swell, as well as other issues being addressed.
 
                                 In January 2009 we added an 8' Aeolian Skinner  Principal to the great division and also removed, re-leathered and re-installed the great reservoir.  In late 2009 the hope is to add a Peterson Relay/switch to the Great division which will allow the addition of a Gemshorn, 2' Octave and 3 rank Mixture.
                                 Stop in ANY Sunday by or before 9 am and listen to 20-35 minutes of organ music / prelude played on this fine instrument.
 
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Pipe Organ - LatestArticles
Heat or the lack of it by animal

I arrived in the church office at 6:45 am,  it was warm ( but smelly due to our furnace problems) and comfortable. I had to unlock a few doors in preperation for our furnace replacement which was to take place this morning.

About 7:01 the first of the service technicians arrived , we unloaded  tools and chatted a bit. The second man arrived a few momements later. After they got their tools taken into the basement I went back to the desk in the office to go through emails and a few odds 'n ends. 

I could here the furnace running until about 7:15 , then all went quiet. Shortly there after I could here the sounds of the electric drill and sawzall .  By 7:45 I could feel it getting colder, thouygh it is maybe around 50?.  Thinking to myself this is not pleasant, but then realizing many people in Milwaukee may live in temperatures as cold or colder for several reasons. Can't afford the heating bill, don't have a furnace that works so they rely on space heaters, don't have a landlord that cares, and many other reasons.

At Incarnation we are so blessed. Blessed to have a fellow ELCA church ( Hephatha ) that donated almost half the cost of the new furnace. Blessed to have members that have stepped up and donated, no matter the dollar amount. Blessed to have a church building and office building from which to work. Blessed to have the Siebert Foundation to assist in a small way. Blessed to have folks that take time out of their lives to help out.

My fingers are getting a bit cold, the new furnace will not arrive untill after 8 am and then an hour or two to hook everything up...  We should be at a balmy 68 by 11 am?

How many people do we serve who may not have heat ?

How many people do we serve who don't have a home?

God does not want us to stay in our warm cozy buildings all the time. God calls us to go forth, get out and proclaim his good news to all, even if we are too cold !

 

 

 

The Choir by animal

We added a clip to the multimedia link here. Check it out!  Music starts at about 2 minutes 15 seconds .

Are you stealing from God? by animal

 

January 26/27
Stop Robbing the Body of Christ
1 Corinthians 12:14-21
Every day, you get out of bed, put on clothes, and walk to the table to eat breakfast. You greet the rest of the household and maybe read the paper. A few minutes later, you drive to work at 60 m.p.h. on a strip of asphalt where other vehicles can pass by within four feet. In the first hour or so that you’re awake, your body completes thousands of complex tasks that are so routine they go unnoticed.
Our physical frame is a creation of remarkable beauty and intricacy. And while certain parts seem more attractive than others, all are useful. The body’s interdependent nature—that is, the way every part relies on other parts to perform properly—is an apt metaphor for a Christ-centered church. When believers use their gifts and talents to operate together lovingly, the whole body functions properly to the glory of God.

However, churches today are filled with people who feel insignificant. Upon seeing the successful work of others, they decide they’re not really needed or assume they haven’t got the “right” talents to make a worthwhile contribution. Those are lies from the Devil. When his misguidance succeeds—which is all too often—he manages to get one more Christian to back away in hopes that someone else will do the Lord’s work.
Hanging back instead of seeking a place to serve is a form of thievery: you’re robbing the Lord’s church—His people—of your unique contribution. Your role might be small or go unnoticed, but it is vital to Jesus Christ and to the smooth functioning of His body on earth.

Rooftop Moments by animal

We just got the news that our flat roof is near end of life and requires in the short term nearly $4,000.00 in repairs. Also, the parish house roof is in bad shape and needs replacement !

We are looking for donations !! 

The Organ by animal

Pastor Jacobsen found this quote and I thought it was worth sharing!

 

This is a quote from Honore de Balzac (1799-1850)

 

"The Organ is in truth the grandest, the most daring, the most magnificent of all instruments invented by human genius.  It is a whole orchestra in itself.  It can express anything in response to a skilled touch.  Surely it is in some sort a pedestal on which the soul poises for a flight forth into space, essaying on her course to draw picture after picture in an endless series, to paint human life, to cross the Infinite that separates heaven from earth?  And the longer a dreamer listens to those giant harmonies, the better he realizes that nothing save this hundred-voiced choir on earth can fill all the space between kneeling men and a God hidden by the blinding light of the sanctuary.  The music is the one interpreter strong enough to bear up the prayers of humanity to heaven, prayer in its omnipotent moods, prayer tinged by the melancholy of many different natures, colored by meditative ecstasy, upspringing with the impulse of repentance--blended with the myriad fancies of every creed.  Yes.  In those long vaulted aisles the melodies inspired by the sense of things divine are blent with a grandeur unknown before, are decked with new glory and might.  Out of the dim daylight, and the deep silence broken by the chanting of the choir in response to the thunder of the Organ, a veil is woven for God, and the brightness of His attributes shines through it."

from The Art of Organ Building by George Audsley

 

Pipe Organ Needs by animal

We urgently need to raise $4500.00 for the installation of our great division digital control system. The old system is failing and we fear it may not make it through Christmas. Won't you prayerfully consider a donation today?

 

Help Fund Our Replacement Boiler Today!! by animal

Our boiler is at the end of its life with a leak that can not be repaired. Would you prayerfully consider helping fund our replacement boiler? We are looking to raise $30,000 for this project. Any donation will help!!

you can send a check to the church , attention"boiler"

OR

To make it easy to donate use paypal .

 

Pictures !!! by JimS

We have started putting pictures from our concerts in the music section. If you have any pictures in digital format of anyIncarnation event please send to info@incarnationlutheranchurch.org  or drop in the church office. 

Organ issues - Updated by JimS

We suffered a failure of some leather components that were installed about 55 years ago. Because of this the pipe organ is temporarily not working. We are confident that the funds will be found to repair this and restore the wonderful sounds of our historic Moller organ to our Sunday service.

European Musicians Here! by animal

We are excited to announce that on Sunday October 24th , 2010 we will have the privilege of welcoming two European musicians to Incarnation ! They will present a recital at 3 pm that afternoon with a free will offering to benefit the organ restoration fund. We will have a reception to follow so that you can greet them.   Make sure to put this special event on your calendar and make a point of being here!    More information below.

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