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

  • In memoriam – James Machan 11/29/2021
    We have just learned of the death of ALCM lifetime member James Machan. Jim died on August 22, 2021. You can read the obituary here.
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  • Gloria – Marty & Barbara Schaefer 11/26/2021
    Congratulations to ALCM member Marty Schaefer and his wife Barbara, who just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary! Posted on Facebook: “On Sunday, we celebrated my parents’ 60th anniversary at their church in El Cerrito. Planned by the congregation’s steering committee with a bit of help from me, this celebration happened at the Sunday Fellowship time, with some ...
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  • Gloria – Kari Files 11/26/2021
    ALCM member Kari Files posted this update in Facebook: “We are thankful to be home this Thanksgiving! For those who didn’t know, we had a house fire on March 1. Much of the house had to be gutted, and ServPro of Minot did a great job. We moved home in mid-October. We are so grateful for ...
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  • Kyrie – Anne-Marie Bogdan 11/10/2021
    Prayers are requested for ALCM copy editor Anne-Marie Bogdan. Two days before Thanksgiving she will be having a shunt put into her brain to alleviate problems with drainage in cerebrospinal fluid. Anne-Marie has had numerous serious medical issues and challenges over the past decade and would welcome your prayers. Here is a November 26 update from ...
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  • Kyrie – Jenny Hobby 11/02/2021
    Please keep in your prayers Jenny Hobby, wife of ALCM member Bob Hobby. Bob posted this news on Facebook on November 12: A number of you may have seen several recent posts related to my dear wife, Jenny. Following several weeks of a slowly diminishing use of her right side – specifically her shoulder, arm, and hand ...
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  • In memoriam: Edgar Krentz 11/02/2021
    Mike Krentz’s father, Ed Krentz, died this past weekend. Mike shared this post on Facebook: Last night my father died, at peace at Montgomery Place, in his sleep. He had been in and out of the hospital from April thru August, and then decided that was enough. He lived a long and fruitful life, he and my ...
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  • Kyrie – Tim Guenther 10/02/2021
    Prayers for a recurrence of lung cancer. 2 weeks into a chemo and radiation treatment. So far, so good! 4 more weeks to go!
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  • Gloria – Tim Guenther 10/02/2021
    Thanksgiving at the retirement after 10-1/2 years as Deacon and Director of Music Ministries at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Columbus, OH, and as Adjunct Instructor in Music at Ashland University, Ashland, OH. Also for the continuation as University Organist at Ashland University, and the appointment as Organist at Grace Episcopal Church, Mansfield, OH.
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  • Gloria – Deanna Witkowski 07/30/2021
    Congratulations to Deanna Witkowski, whose new book Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul will be available at the end of August. Deanna writes: “My new biography, Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul (Liturgical Press) comes out at the end of August. There is so much in this book related to Williams’s sacred music, including ...
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  • Gloria – Pauline Kiltinen 06/30/2021
    We rejoice with ALCM member Pauline Kiltinen, who had surgery in early June and is healing well. This week she received very good post-op news. The pathology report found cancer in the center of a golf-ball-size tumor in her intestine, but the cancer was contained by the mass, did not spread, and was successfully removed ...
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  • In memoriam: Douglas Koons 06/30/2021
    Douglas Koons, former executive director of Lutheran Arts and ALCM member, died unexpectedly June 21. During his long career, Doug promoted art, built literacy in India, and was the recipient of a St. Olaf Alumni Service Award. Please keep Doug’s wife Jane and his daughter Jenny in your prayers. See obituary.
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  • In memoriam: Marva Dawn 06/27/2021
    Please keep in your prayers the family and friends of Marva Dawn, especially her husband Myron Sandberg. Marva died April 18, 2021. Marva’s website Remembering Marva Dawn, a Saint of Modern Worship from Christianity Today.  
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  • Kyrie – Dobson Pipe Organ Builders 06/16/2021
    Please keep in your prayers new owner and ALCM member John Panning, Lynn Dobson, and the employees of Dobson Pipe Organ Builders. On June 15th, the business was destroyed by fire. From their Facebook page: “This afternoon, the Dobson workshop was devastated by fire. One of our coworkers was burned when he discovered and attempted to ...
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  • In memoriam: Fritz Noack (1935-2021) 06/04/2021
    From the Noack Organ Company website, posted June 3: “It is with great sadness that we learned that Fritz Noack passed away yesterday. Fritz founded Noack Organ Co. more than 60 years ago as a young German immigrant to the US. At its helm he became one of the leading figures of the organ revival movement ...
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  • Gloria – Brad Ellingboe 06/02/2021
    Congratulations to ALCM member Brad Ellingboe, whose composition “Welcome to Our Wondering Sight” won the 2021 Weiger-Lepke-Sims Family Sacred Music Award. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company, the piece was commissioned and recorded by the Valley Chamber Chorale of Stillwater, Minnesota, and dedicated to their director, ALCM member Carol Carver.
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  • Gloria – Jeffrey Clouser 05/18/2021
    Jeffrey Clouser, Mount Joy, PA, graduated with a Master of Arts in Church Music from Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University on Saturday, May 22, 2021.   He was also the recipient of the May Schwarz Award given to “a graduating student who show outstanding potential for and commitment to the church’s music ministry.” Jeff ...
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  • Kyrie – Susan Cherwien 04/07/2021
    May 9, 2020: To keep us up to date on what’s happening, David and Susan have set up a Caring Bridge page: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/susanpalocherwien Susan’s address, should you want to send her a card: 3000 South Alabama Avenue Saint Louis Park, MN 55416 Please keep Susan and David in your prayers. April 29 update: The PET scan located the origin of ...
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  • Kyrie: Kari Files 03/10/2021
    From Bethany Lutheran Church’s Facebook page: Many of you know that Kari and Steve Files suffered a damaging housefire on Monday, March 1. Fortunately they and their dogs made it out safely, for which we are truly grateful. But there is considerable damage to the interior of the home and it will be months before it ...
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  • Kyrie: Gary Brugh 03/10/2021
    Please keep in your prayers Gary Brugh, husband of ALCM member Lorraine Brugh. Gary is recovering from recent heart bypass surgery. There have been a few bumps along the way. UPDATE: Gary finally came home from the hospital on Sunday, March 21. He still has a long road to recovery, so continued prayers are appreciated.
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  • In memoriam: Amanda Husberg 02/23/2021
    Amanda Husberg (1940 – February 15, 2021), graduated with a B.S. from Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska before making her home in Brooklyn, NY. At Concordia she majored in organ, studying with Jan Bender. Her M.S. in Early Childhood Education was from Hunter College, in New York City. She served as Director of Music at ...
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  • In memoriam: Robert Scholz 02/23/2021
    (1939 – February 21, 2021): Robert Victor Scholz, Professor Emeritus of Music at St. Olaf College, died Sunday, February 21 at age 81 of Parkinson’s Disease. He had lived at the Cottage on Forest, Three Links, since late March, 2020. Robert Scholz was born on November 19, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, the younger of two sons of ...
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  • In memoriam: John Weaver 02/19/2021
    Please remember the family and friends of John Weaver who passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021. Read a tribute to Dr. John Weaver here.
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  • In memoriam: Carl Schalk 01/24/2021
    Carl Schalk, teacher, composer, lecturer, and author died January 24th. He is probably most widely-known for his hymn tunes, which appear in numerous hymnals, including Lutheran Book of Worship (1978), Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), and Lutheran Service Book (2006) among others. In 2019 Carl was featured in an ALCM webinar. A bio is included below. Grant to your faithful ...
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  • In memoriam: Scott Weidler 01/24/2021
    It is with great sadness that we announce that Scott Weidler died January 23rd after a lengthy battle with cancer. In addition to the position he held for many years as a member of the ELCA worship staff, Scott is well-known to many for his leadership roles in ALCM, Lutheran Summer Music, the Leadership Program ...
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  • In memoriam: B. Janice Stamey 01/24/2021
    Please keep in your prayers the family and friends of Janice Stamey, who died on January 15th, just nine days after her 94th birthday. We received the following note from her daughter, Sara: “My mother, Janice Stamey, passed away last week and was organist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood for over 30 years. She was ...
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  • In memoriam: John Krueger (Houston) 01/08/2021
    Posted by Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Houston, where John served for many years: “With profound sadness we must report that our beloved John Krueger, dear friend and colleague, loving husband of Pam Krueger and beloved father of Ross and Kristin, breathed his final breath this afternoon (Thursday) in ICU at about 3:15 PM. His ...
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  • In memoriam: Elizabeth Gotsch 12/31/2020
    Please remember in prayer the family and friends of ALCM lifetime member Elizabeth Gotsch, who died on July 27, 2020. Her obituary is here. Eternal rest grant to her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.
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  • In memoriam: Marillyn Freeman 12/31/2020
    Prayers of support for the family of ALCM member Marillyn Freeman, who died on March 24, 2020 at the age of 85 after a brave 10 year battle with cancer. Marillyn, a gifted organist, served as Director of Music Ministries at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Neenah, WI for 54 years. Her obituary is available ...
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  • In memoriam: Nancy L. Murphy 12/30/2020
    Please keep in your prayers the family and friends of Nancy L. Murphy, who died December 28, 2020 from complications related to COVID-19. Nancy is Bob Hobby’s mother-in-law (Jenny’s mother). May she rest in peace and rise in glory!
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  • In memoriam: Thomas Potts 12/27/2020
    We mourn with ALCM recent past-president Julie Grindle and her family. Julie’s father, Thomas, died on Christmas Eve of pneumonia and complications related to COVID-19. You can read the obituary here. May he rest in peace and rise in glory!
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  • In memoriam: Peter Wessler 11/27/2020
    Please keep in your prayers the family and friends of ALCM member Peter Wessler who died this week due to COVID-19 complications. Peter served as the LSM Academy Director since 2003 and was both the face and the backbone of the LSM summer community for almost two decades. In addition to Peter’s service to LSM, he also ...
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  • In memoriam: Harold Rutz 11/20/2020
    March 20, 1930 – November 17, 2020 Please keep in your prayers the family and friends of ALCM member Harold Rutz, who passed on November 17, 2020.
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  • Gloria – Wayne Wold 11/02/2020
    We’re delighted to share this good news from Wayne Wold: Wayne L. Wold, DMA, AAGO, was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor of Music at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, where he will teach organ and church music topics. Wold recently retired from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, where he served as professor and chaired the music department. ...
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  • In memoriam: Philip Gehring 10/08/2020
    Please keep in your prayers the family and friends of ALCM member Philip Gehring, who died on October 5th. Phil’s wife Betty wrote in a note to John Santoro: “Phil died last night, with friends and family around him and a small white dog on his bed. God is so good to us! Betty.” Phil ...
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  • In memoriam – Walter F. Gresens 06/04/2020
    September 9, 1937 – May 30, 2020 Walter F. Gresens (Commissioned Emeritus) was called to his heavenly home on Saturday, May 30, 2020. During his fifty-year career he served as a teacher, organist, choir and band director, and Minister of Music in Milwaukee, Wisc. and at Trinity, Saint Joseph; St. John, Rochester; and Faith, Grand Blanc. A ...
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  • Kyrie – Elizabeth Smaligo 05/26/2020
    Please keep in your prayers Elizabeth Smaligo, ALCM member. Elizabeth is prepping for the August 29 LSAT and wants to be a public and/or law librarian.
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  • In memoriam – Norma Aamodt-Nelson 04/30/2020
    In memoriam - Norma Aamodt-Nelson
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  • In memoriam – David Boe 04/29/2020
    David Boe died in the Lord on Tuesday, April 22, 2020. David taught at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music from 1962 to 2008. As an organist, professor, and dean of the Oberlin Conservatory, David was a leader in the movement to perform organ music with historically informed performance practices. For many years David was the organist ...
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  • In memoriam – Bob Sirko 04/15/2020
    In memoriam - Bob Sirko
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  • In memoriam – Mark Schweitzer 11/13/2019
    In memoriam - Mark Schweitzer
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  • In memoriam – Peter Krentz 08/29/2019
    Please keep in your prayers ALCM members Wanda Krentz and Anne Krentz Organ. Wanda’s husband Peter (Anne’s father) died yesterday. Ann posted the following notice in Facebook: My dad breathed his last yesterday evening, surrounded by family and singing. A service will be held on Saturday, August 31, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia, IL. Visitation ...
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  • Kyrie – Gilroy, CA Community 07/29/2019
    Prayers for healing are requested for the Gilroy, CA community. ALCM members Zita Weyland and Ron Koch serve Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, located 2 miles from the site of Sunday’s shooting.
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  • In memoriam: Alice Torvend 07/02/2019
    We give thanks for the life of Alice Torvend, mother of Samuel Torvend. Sam was a plenary speaker & workshop presenter at the Portland conference. His mother died on Tuesday of the conference. Sam sent this note to the conference committee: Dear friends, I write to thank you for your many kindnesses to me during ALCM Portland. ...
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  • Kyrie – Sandra Bogey 06/06/2019
    Please keep in your prayers Sandra Bogey, wife of ALCM member Brian Bogey. Sandra has had numerous serious medical issues the past year and is now in a nursing home.
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  • In memoriam: Paul Bouman (1918-2019) 04/29/2019
    We give thanks for the life of Paul Bouman (August 26, 1918 – April 28, 2019). In 2003 Paul was made an Honorary Lifetime Member of ALCM (now called Faithful Servant) and awarded with a certificate that read: “In thanksgiving to God for your proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ through music and your ministry ...
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  • Kyrie – Mark Glaeser 02/12/2019
    Please keep in your prayers ALCM member Mark Glaeser. This morning Mark shared on Facebook his ongoing battle with cancer. “We come to you for healing Lord, of body mind, and soul, and pray that by your Spirit’s touch we may again be whole. As once you walked through ancient streets and reached toward those in pain, ...
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  • In memoriam – Linda S. Schmidt 12/18/2018
    In memoriam - Linda S. Schmidt
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  • Gloria 11/11/2018
    The opening hymn festival at the October 2018 Concordia University Chicago Lectures in Church Music featured pieces commissioned by Bill and Nancy Raabe.  Works were presented by composers Behnke, Busarow, Cherwien, Hildebrand, Hobby, Kempke, Kohrs, Ore, Pelz, Schack, and Schalk. The event also featured “Love is the Key,” for which composer Zebulon Highben received the 2011 ALCM Raabe Prize for Excellence ...
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  • In memoriam – Dexter Weikel 11/11/2018
    In thanksgiving for the baptismal life of Dr. Dexter Weikel, music professor emritus at Gettysburg Seminary. Dr. Weikel died in the Lord on All Saints’ Day, November 1, 2018. Services will be held at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10:30 a.m.
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  • Gloria – Marriage of Margaret Raabe 11/08/2018
    Gloria - Marriage of Margaret Raabe
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  • In memoriam Sarah Rupert 09/13/2018
    In memoriam Sarah Rupert
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  • Gloria – Sarah Rupert 09/13/2018
    In thanksgiving for the baptismal life of Sarah Rupert, wife of Lee Rupert, September 12. Sarah was a choir member of Apollo’s Fire in Cleveland and a member of the Cleveland Lutheran A Cappella Choir. Rest in God’s peace, Sarah.
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  • Kyrie – in memoriam Erik Floan 06/01/2018
    Long-time ALCM member Erik Floan died  May 31, 2018 at his home in Winona, Minnesota. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN. A wonderful article about Erik’s being reunited with his birth family appeared in the Winona Daily News. You can also read ...
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  • Gloria – Bruce Bengtson Retirement 06/01/2018
    Congratulations to ALCM member Bruce Bengtson on his retirement this weekend from Luther Memorial in Madison, Wisconsin, where he has served as Director of Music for 40 years. A wonderful newspaper article about Bruce and his ministry at Luther Memorial appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal.
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  • Kyrie – Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milwaukee 05/16/2018
    Prayers are requested for the members of this congregation in downtown Milwaukee, whose church building was consumed by fire on Tuesday, May 15. John Behnke is the musician at this church.
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  • Kyrie – In memoriam Margaret Harms 03/19/2018
    From Pastor Kristian Wold, Hope Lutheran Church, Calgary AB: With sadness we announce the death of Margaret Harms on Tuesday, March 6. Margaret was the beloved wife of Al Harms, a loving mother of four, and long time member of Hope Lutheran Church in Calgary. She was an accomplished choir director and organist, and was active for ...
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  • Kyrie – In memoriam Wanda Neudorfer-Pack 03/08/2018
    Wanda Neudorfer-Pack, ALCM and Cantor Connection:Columbus member, died March 3 in Westerville, Ohio. Please keep Wanda’s husband David and other family and friends in your prayers. Read the obituary.
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  • Kyrie – in memoriam Rhoda Moelter (1948-2017) 01/10/2018
    ALCM member Rhoda Moelter died December 18, 2017. The funeral was held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Au Gres, Michigan. Please keep her brother, sister, and other family and friends in your prayers.
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  • 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. Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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, ...
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  • 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.
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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.
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Kyrie – in memoriam: Noël Schalk (May 14, 1932 – April 6, 2016) 04/11/2016
    Noël Schalk, beloved wife of ALCM member Carl Schalk, died on April 6. Please keep Carl, their children, and grandchildren in your prayers. You can read the obituary here. Condolences may be sent to: Carl Schalk 1208 Park Drive Melrose Park, IL 60160
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  • Kyrie – in memoriam Gerhard Cartford (3/21/1923 – 2/8/2016) 02/15/2016
    Gerhard Cartford, one of the saints of the Liturgical Movement in the Lutheran tradition and a charter member of ALCM, died February 8th at his home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 92. Please keep his wife Polly and other family members in your prayers. You can read the obituary here.
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  • Gloria – Zeb Highben wins The American Prize in Conducting 01/08/2016
    ZEBULON HIGHBEN is the 2015 winner of The American Prize in Conducting, in the college/university choral division, for his work with the Muskingum Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. Maestro Highben was selected from applications reviewed earlier this fall and winter from all across the United States. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit, ...
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  • Gloria – Wedding of Nancy Albrecht 12/29/2015
    Nancy Albrecht married Thomas Tucker on December 19th, 2015. Tom proposed at the end of October, so the whole thing was put together in less than two months. Congratulations, Nancy and Tom!
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  • Kyrie – Erik Floan 12/22/2015
    Prayers are requested for ALCM member Erik Floan, who fell from a ladder while decorating the church on Sunday. He shattered both wrists and injured his back as well. Erik has posted a video on Facebook from his hospital bed.
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  • Kyrie – Sam Loeffler, son of Jim Loeffler 12/22/2015
    Prayers are requested for Sam Loeffler, son of ALCM member Jim Loeffler, who was hit by a car while riding his bicycle. Jim’s wife is posting updates at http://updatesonsam.blogspot.com/  
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  • Gloria – Philip Gehring 11/14/2015
    Philip Gehring celebrated his 90th birthday on November 27, 2015. Phil is a charter member of ALCM and served as editor of CrossAccent for several years. He is emeritus professor of music at Valparaiso University — teacher, model, mentor, and friend to many. All glory be to God on high!
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  • Gloria – Nancy Raabe wins award 11/13/2015
    Nancy Raabe received an award from the Concordia Historical Institute for her book “Carl Schalk – A Life in Song”. Congratulations, Nancy. (Submitted by Linda Kempke)
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  • Kyrie – in memoriam Roger W. Anderson, Jr. 10/22/2014
    Roger W. Anderson, Jr., husband of ALCM member Arletta Anderson (Queen Anne, Seattle) died suddenly Sunday, October 19th, of a massive heart attack. Roger is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Brita & Nick DiTola, one-year-old granddaughter Luciana of Aurora, Illinois; his sister and brother-in-law Pastor Kathleen Anderson (Christ the King, Snohomish) & Pastor Bob ...
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  • Kyrie – In memoriam Bonnie Harstad 09/09/2014
    Please keep in your prayers the family and friends of ALCM member Bonnie Harstad, who died suddenly of a brain aneurysm on September 5th. She most recently served as Associate in Ministry for Worship at Faith Lutheran Church, Lexington, KY.  In addition to ALCM, Bonnie was active in both the regional and national expressions of the Evangelical ...
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  • Kyrie – In memoriam Carl Crosier 08/09/2014
    Please remember in your prayers ALCM member Kathy Crosier, whose husband (and ALCM member) Carl died on August 28th. On August 6th Kathy posted the following update: http://insanity.blogs.lchwelcome.org/2014/08/06/the-next-step-in-the-journey/#.U-VFHAxhDow.email. Carl’s obituary:  http://obits.staradvertiser.com/2014/09/03/carl-crosier-1945-2014/ Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.  
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  • Gloria – submitted by Arnold Ramming 07/30/2014
    After registering for the June conference in Portland, I found the Jobs Available page of ALCM website. I have longed for retiring from my engineering job to do just church music. I applied for a Music Director position in Texas; interviewed with the congregation, and have now accepted their offer of the position! Bonus: we ...
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  • Kyrie – In memoriam Tamara Albrecht 07/21/2014
    ALCM member Tamara Albrecht died Tuesday July 15, 2014 in Decatur, Georgia. An obituary has been posted on the Emory website. Rest eternal grant her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her.
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  • Kyrie – In memoriam Shirley Raabe 07/21/2014
    Our prayers and sympathy to Nancy and Bill Raabe as they mourn the death of Bill’s mother, Shirley. Rest eternal grant her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her.
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  • Gloria 07/01/2014
    Jim Johnson officially retired from full time parish ministry on July 1 after 40 years of service. His final Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Columbia, SC was June 15. Jim will continue to serve as Staff Musician at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, where he serves as organist, choir director and teaches liturgical ...
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  • Gloria 07/01/2014
    ALCM member Larry Finke was installed as Director of Music at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Winona, MN on July 5. Blessings to Larry and St. Martin’s.
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  • Gloria – submitted by Linda Kempke 06/09/2014
    Giving thanks to God for the ministry of Henry DeVries of Hicksville, NY. Henry received the 2014 Randy Abbé Christian Service Award from Long Island Lutheran High School.
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  • Kyrie – in memoriam R. Lee Waltz 06/05/2014
    R. Lee Waltz died unexpectedly on May 26th. He and his wife Carol are long-time ALCM members and both were planning to attend the Region 1 conference this summer. Please keep Carol, their two daughters and their grandchildren in your prayers. Here is the link to the obituary:  http://www.sandersmortuary.com/obits/obituary.php?id=474389  
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  • Gloria – ministry of Pastor Bill Moorhead 05/14/2014
    Please join in giving thanks for Pastor Bill Moorhead’s 36 years of ministry at Pacific Hills Lutheran Church, Omaha, NE. Pastor Moorhead will retire on June 30th. On June 29th there will be a 9:30 Eucharist, followed by a hymn festival at 3:30 and banquet at 5:30.
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  • Kyrie – In memoriam Edward Anders Sovik 05/14/2014
    Edward Anders Sovik, age 95, of Northfield, May 4, 2014. Born of Lutheran missionaries in Henan Province, China, he left at 17 to enroll in St. Olaf College along with a twin brother and an older sister, graduating in 1939. He went on to study painting at the Art Students League in New York, and ...
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  • Kyrie – In memoriam: Ronald A. (Ronnie) Nelson 04/18/2014
    From an email received from Yvonne Thomas: I must share with  those of you who have not heard of the passing this morning of my mentor, Ronnie Nelson, composer, conductor, sometime organist, childrens’ choral music expert, church musician extraordinaire, and the finest Christian person I have known.  He was my first organ, piano, composing, and conducting ...
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  • Kyrie – In memoriam Peg Busarow 04/16/2014
    In Memoriam – Peg Busarow – April 15, 2014 + Wife of Donald Busarow + and grandfather of Jonathan and Nicole Busarow. Rest in peace and let light perpetual shine upon her.
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  • Kyrie – In memoriam: Ruth Ferguson 04/03/2014
    Please keep in your prayers ALCM member John Ferguson (2013 Faithful Servant recipient) whose wife Ruth died March 23, 2014. Ruth’s funeral will be held on Saturday, April 5th. The obituary is posted at http://www.northfieldfuneral.com/2014/03/23/ruth-ferguson/ Cards can be sent to John at 820 Ivanhoe Drive, Northfield, MN 55057-1337  
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  • Gloria – Submitted by Linda Kempke 01/15/2014
    In thanksgiving for the birth of Simon Henry Busarow, infant son of ALCM members Nicole and Jonathan Busarow. Born on January 11, 2014 at 1:50 pm; 5 lbs. 12 oz; 19.75 inches.
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  • Kyrie – In memoriam: Peter Perella 01/14/2014
    Although it was expected, it was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Peter Perella on Monday, February 24th.  The following prayer was prayed at the ALCM board meeting in January: “Loving God, your heart overflows with compassion for your whole creation. We lift before you our brother Peter as he lives with ...
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