We use a grand piano and pipe organ for Sunday Worship services.
Thanks to Lisa and Karen!
Have you heard of Keith and Kristy Getty? They are amazing song writers, with songs that speak to our hearts.
This couple comes from northern Ireland, and we encourage you to check out their music.
Especially, we invite you to hear "I Am Not My Own" on youtube.
Here are the lyrics:
LYRICS: The One who made the heavens made my heart and soul Before I drew a breath, I was loved and known I am His creation, the Maker's masterpiece And all that He designs will be done in me My body is a temple of the Living God I'll worship in this house that His blood has bought As I bear His image, oh may I not profane The holiness I hold in this earthly frame CHORUS I belong to the Lord, oh I am not my own I belong to the Lord, I am not my own I will honor Him for this I know I belong to the Lord, I am not my own And if He has redeemed me, I am not my own The measure of my worth is His love alone He declares my standing, and He declares my state So I will know myself by the name He gave REPEAT CHORUS I am not my own and now my heart is free O Maker come and make what You will of me There is nothing broken that You cannot repair So Lord, I leave my life in Your loving care
HISTORY OF THE ORGAN
Music has always been an important part of the worship services in St. Paul Lutheran Church. The Ladies Aid Society that was organized in 1894 purchased the first organ, a second-hand pipe organ for $275.00.
In 1906, a new organ was installed by the Estey Organ Company of Brattleboro, Vermont. The organ contained nine ranks of pipes controlled by a two manual and pedal console. A gift of $600.00 from Andrew Carnegie helped to defray the $1,500.00 cost of the instrument.
After seventy-five years of continuous service, it was determined that extensive repairs were necessary to keep the organ playable. On March 27, 1981, the congregation awarded a contract to the M.P. Moller Company of Hagerstown, Maryland for a new organ at a cost of $40,000.00. The organ contained five ranks on two manuals and pedal.
In the early morning hours of October 19, 1999, an arson fire occured and there was a total loss of the building and the organ.
With the completion of the new building in 2002, work began on planning for a new organ. The Bunn-Minnick Organ Company of Columbus, Ohio was selected to build the new instrument. A gift from an anonymous donor made the entire $164,000.00 project possible. In its present state, the organ contains twenty-two ranks and is playable from a moveable two manual and pedal console.