Rise, O Church celebration events are announced

What comes after completing a big project? Some big celebrations, of course!

Listed at below are the first round of special services, events and concerts that will commemorate the completion of the Rise, O Church sanctuary renewal and new organ installation project. More events will be added to this list as scheduling is finalized.

Of special note is that worship on Sunday, Jan. 29, will use a special liturgy of dedication to bless the improved worship spaces. Between services there will also be a program to recognized the various organizations that did all the hard work.

All are welcome to attend any of these events. Keep this schedule handy to know what’s coming up next. We look forward to seeing you here.

Hymn Festival, Sunday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m., featuring special guest Mark Sedio, retired cantor, Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis.

An Afternoon with Kao Kalia Yang, Sunday, March 5, 4 p.m. Winner of the Minnesota Book Award in children’s literature and author of Yang Warriors and Song Poet.

Vettern College Choir, Sunday, April 16, 3 p.m., college choral singers from Sweden.

Inaugural Organ Recital and Dedication, Sunday, April 23, 4 p.m., featuring Gloria Dei Director of Music Tim Strand with a newly commissioned partita on Rise. O Church by David Cherwin.

Summer Noon Organ Concert Series, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 at noon each Friday.