Wednesday, March 14 – Lenten Events and Worship


NOONTIME RECITALSThe second performance in the Lenten Recital Series takes place on March 14. Held in the sanctuary, the recital lasts approximately 30 minutes and is open to the public at no charge. Attendees are welcome to bring lunches; coffee and light desserts will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the performance.

RECITAL, 12:15 p.m. – 

Good Shepherd and Luther College faculty members, Jonathon Struve, baritone, and Brooke Joyce, piano, will present a selection of art songs including Gesänge des Harfners, by Franz Schubert with texts from Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister, and Three Divine Hymns, arrangements of Henry Purcell’s music by Benjamin Britten with texts by William Fuller and Nathaniel Ingelo. Struve is an instructor of voice and Paideia. Joyce, associate professor and Composer-in-Residence, teaches theory, ear training, composition, and electronic music. He serves as the congregation’s Music Director.

WORSHIP, 5:30 p.m. DRY BONESFrom Pastor Amy: When our hope feels brittle and fragile, resurrection comes like the spring; the waters of baptism bring new life. The service begins with the liturgy for Evening Prayer from ELW. Theresa Novak’s poem, “Dry Bones – Images from Ezekiel 37”, will be read by Kathryn Thompson and Kristen Underwood and interpreted by dancer Madi Bauer, a Luther College junior. The poem is available here: Guest  choir, Luther College Cantorei, conducted by Jill Wilson, will participate in the service.

Theresa Novak (left)

Cantorei (right)


A Simple Soup Supper, prepared and served by congregation members, follows the service. All are welcome!