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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
Thoughts for the new year by animal

 

Laws of the Lighthouse by Max Lucado The first of the year is known for three things: black-eyed peas, bowl games, and lists. Some don’t eat black-eyed peas. Others hate football. But everybody likes lists. The Bible certainly has its share of lists. Moses brought one down from the mountain. There are lists of the gifts of the Spirit. Lists of good fruit and bad. Lists of salutations and greetings. Even the disciples’ boat got into the action as it listed in the stormy Sea of Galilee. (If you smiled at that, then I’ve got a list of puns you’d enjoy.) But the greatest day of lists is still New Year’s Day. And the number one list is the list I call the Laws of the Lighthouse. The Laws of the Lighthouse contain more than good ideas, personal preferences, and honest opinions. They are God-given, time-tested truths that define the way you should navigate your life. Observe them and enjoy secure passage. Ignore them and crash against the ragged rocks of reality. Smart move. The wise captain shifts the direction of his craft according to the signal of the lighthouse. A wise person does the same. Herewith, then, are the lights I look for and the signals I heed: – Love God more than you fear hell. – Once a week, let a child take you on a walk. – Make major decisions in a cemetery. – When no one is watching, live as if someone is. – Succeed at home first. – Don’t spend tomorrow’s money today. – Pray twice as much as you fret. – Listen twice as much as you speak. – Only harbor a grudge when God does. – Never outgrow your love of sunsets. – Treat people like angels; you will meet some and help make some. – ‘Tis wiser to err on the side of generosity than on the side of scrutiny. – God has forgiven you; you’d be wise to do the same. – When you can’t trace God’s hand, trust his heart. – Toot your own horn and the notes will be flat. – Don’t feel guilty for God’s goodness. – The book of life is lived in chapters, so know your page number. – Never let the important be the victim of the trivial. – Live your liturgy. To sum it all up: Approach life like a voyage on a schooner. Enjoy the view. Explore the vessel. Make friends with the captain. Fish a little. And then get off when you get home.
New Year by animal

   Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV A Time to Think We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. –Edith Lovejoy Pierce, poet A Time to Act Enter the new year committed to a new life!

A Time to Pray:  Heavenly Father, because of Your strength, I can let go of the past and step forward with faith.

Concert updates by animal

Thanks to all who came out to hear the great music on Sunday afternoon. Byron's voice was amazing as he raised the standard by his singing "O' Holy Night".  A special thanks to Jennifer Stoebe for playting the viola , such a wonderfully warm sounding instrument, she did a great job! Otto ( The pipe organ ) was in tune and had no issues or problems !   On Tuesday at the mini concert we played all different Christmas songs to help get us in the spirit of the season. 

Nest year we will have at least 3 majot concerts planned so stay tuned !!!

 

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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