Kyries & Glorias

The following Kyries (prayer concerns) and Glorias (thanksgivings) have been submitted by ALCM members.

  • Kyrie – in memoriam Carlos Messerli (1927-2017) 11/13/2017 Carlos Messerli, who served as second president of ALCM from 1989-1993, died on Thursday, November 9. You can read the full obituary here. Please keep Carlos’s wife, Susan, and his family in your prayers. Between now and the end of the year, you may wish to consider a gift to ALCM in Carlos’s memory. Unless otherwise ... Read more
  • Gloria – Mary Sue Schlegel (submitted by Roy Carroll) 09/07/2017 Thanks be to God for such servant witnesses as Mary Sue Schlegel, organist at Shanesville Lutheran Church, Shanesville, OH. Mary Sue is being recognized by the congregation and many former and current students on the weekend of September 9 and 10 with programs and worship services marking the 60th anniversary of her exemplary service to ... Read more
  • Gloria – Jayne Southwick Cool 02/14/2017 Congratulations to Jayne Southwick Cool, who is the recipient of LutheranArts Diane and Paul Jacobson Award and has been commissioned to create a hymn text.  Composer Deanna Witkowski will use that text in creating both a hymn for congregation and an anthem for choir.  LutheranArts will publish the music on its website for broad distribution after March, ... Read more
  • Kyrie – in memoriam David Hearn (1930-2017) 01/10/2017 Prayers are requested for the family and friends of ALCM member David Hearn, who died on January 5, 2017. David served for 46 years as music director at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Washington, D.C. He retired in 2007. The full obituary is here. Read more
  • Kyrie – Sarah Hawbecker 09/12/2016 Last Friday Sarah shared with us that her father Ned had died unexpectedly after a fall. A pastor in the United Methodist church, Ned was an accomplished pianist since his youth, winning the Alfretta Moyer Music scholarship to North Central College. Throughout his life, he played and sang in festival and concert choirs, stage productions, and church ... Read more
  • Kyrie – in memoriam: Daniel Howe 08/30/2016 (from Chad Fothergill, August 29):  Dan died this morning from complications of cancer. He most recently served St. Stephen’s Lutheran (Wilmington, DE), and previously served University Lutheran (Philadelphia). The memorial service information below is pasted from a message sent earlier today by St. Stephen’s: It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that our beloved ... Read more
  • Kyrie – Michael Burkhardt 08/02/2016 We continue to ask for prayers on behalf of Michael Burkhardt. After playing a wonderful hymn festival for the Region 3 conference in Chicago, later that evening he was admitted to the University of Chicago hospital. A clot had formed due to a cardiac procedure he had on July 19 causing a heart attack on the ... Read more
  • Kyrie – Norma Aamodt-Nelson 06/13/2016 Norma shared on Facebook today that her husband, Pastor Stephen G. Nelson, died suddenly last Thursday evening. We pray for Norma and her daughter, Rachel, and give thanks for Steve’s life. Read more
  • Gloria – Jayne Southwick Cool 06/06/2016 Jayne Southwick Cool is the winner of the Hymn Writing Competition sponsored by Fairmount Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Heights, OH. Her text, “Come with a Thankful Heart,” and tune, MUSKINGUM VALLEY, will be premiered at Fairmount’s 100th Anniversary worship service on Sunday, October 23, 2016. The tune name is for the area in Ohio where her ... Read more
  • Gloria – Bill Raabe 05/12/2016 William A Raabe, ALCM member and patron, December 12 2015, received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Concordia University Chicago, recognizing Bill’s long-time support of Lutheran church music and its musicians.  Bill and Nancy Raabe have commissioned almost eighty pieces for use in worship since 1990, and they endowed the ALCM Raabe Prize for Excellence ... Read more