Risen Savior Lutheran Church was chosen as the Allen Organ Co.’s winner of the month for its Easter Worship Service, when its choir performed “Christ is Risen” accompanied by organ, hand bells, trumpets, timpani and trombone simulated on a keyboard. The church received a cash donation from Allen and is now eligible to be named overall winner for the year.
“I am very happy for our choir and hand bell musicians,” said the Rev. Ron Burcham, the church’s senior pastor. “We are truly blessed with outstanding musicians and their leaders, who energize our Sunday worship services.”
“This was truly a team effort,” added Bill Bade, the church’s choir director. “It is wonderful to see our choir and hand bell choir members, who donate their time throughout the year, receive this well-deserved recognition.”
Thanks was also given to Carla Robertson, the church’s organist and director of the hand bell choir.
The winning performance can be seen online at youtube.com/watch?v1117Bj9QIGM.