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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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Womens Retreat by animal

Check out the photo album from this years Women of the ELCA retreat. !

Camp Hope by animal

We had a great run with Camp Hope this year and want to make sure we thank all involved! Nicole Owens has been the driver behind Camp Hope. She got youth involved (Nicole knows how), canvased the neighborhood, co-ordinated the scedules, made sure lessons were followed, had food ready.  Of course she had assitants who helped out. Ask Nicole for details !!

Welcome Our Newest Member by animal

Our newest member Pastor Carol Creitz  has already taken an active role in the church. She has been our fill pastor when Pasotr Diane is gone, she volunteered with camp hope,  is going to help with the bulletins and also is going to help with our website. 

Make sure you say Hello next time you see Pastor Carol!!

100th Anniversary Capitol Campaign by animal

As we approach our 100th year of being on the corner of 15th & Keefe Ave, we realized that wse have several projects we would like to complete but never had the funds TO allow us to do these. 

As we (as a society and as a church) have changed our views, we realized our building is not as inviting to folks with handicaps or simply some of the elderly as we thought it was. SO we need to create an access point .

Our building has stood on this corner since 1922 so the ravages of time have taken their toll of parts of the structure. We have drain tiles that have collapsed, a roof that soon needs major work,  bathrooms that are no longer "user freindly", stained glass which needs repair, and the list goes on. If we update parts of the building we will be able to do evn more outreach!

We also have dreams, which include a rooftop garden used for education as well as lessening our impact on nature .

Our pipeorgan is an important part of worship and over half of it is 93 years old! We would like to not replace it but simply update some components so it lasts another 93 years!

Please feel free to stop by any Sunday to experience our community and find out more of what we do and what we are dreaming!!

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

 

1967 Church Directory by animal

We just recieved a 1967 Incarnation Lutheran Church Directory! This was donated to us by a friend and supporter of our pipe organ, Mr. Scott Bilot. He purchased it at an auction and immediately contacted us. We will scan portions of it and post those. Maybe you will recognize someone !!!

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. 

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