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Natalie Eberhardt Receives First AiA Scholarship

We would like to congratulate Natalie Eberhardt on being awarded the first Arts in Action scholarship of $500!

Natalie has been active in her school, community and church. She has achieved a grade point average of 4.0 at Valley Forge High School, and has tutored students through the key club program at the high school level. She is also part of National Honor Society and Ambassador's Club, and is a section leader in the choir. In her application essay, she outlined her work in the community as working with children in various situations, including assisting those who are physically and developmentally challenged.

Natalie has been active in the Divinity family, working with Vacation Bible School, youth programs and music ministries to name just a few.

Following through with her service work in school and church, she plans on continuing to serve God and her community in a music therapy career. This fall she will be attending the College of Liberal Arts at Cleveland State University.

Organist Rodney Barbour to Open 2012-2013 Concert Series

Rodney BarbourFriday, September 28 at 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary
Tickets: $5, Children 12 and under are free

Organist Rodney Barbour will open our 2012-2013 concert series on September 28 at 7:30 PM with a master's class on September 29.  For those of you who missed his last concert, this is an excellent opportunity to attend and listen as he puts our instrument through its paces.  The program will include both traditional organ music and some not-so-traditional music as well.  Tickets for are $5 for adults, and children 12 years and under are free.  You may reserve tickets in advance by calling the church office at (440) 845-2060.

Mr. Barbour's background is very diverse and well rounded.  He is Director of Worship and Arts at Crestview Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He also was Product Director for Rodgers organs and helped in developing the MX-200 MIDI system on our organ.

LWR Gift Shop

Our Lutheran World Relief gift shop will open on April 15 thru May 27 every other Sunday.  We would like to thank all of our family members who supported us for the Christmas holiday.  We will also be taking special orders for coffee and candy during the summer.

If it's Baroque, don't fix it!

Sunday, April 15 at 3:00pm in the Sanctuary

Arts in Action will be presenting a Baroque-style concert featuring Divinity's three organists, a string quartet and students of Dr. Alexandra Vago and Marlene Dray.  The program will include works by composers such as Bach, Handel and Telemann.  A freewill offering will be taken with proceeds supporting the music ministries of Divinity Lutheran Church and the Arts in Action Scholarship Fund.

The Celebration Ringers

We are pleased to announce that The Celebration Ringers will be performing at Divinity on January 28th at 7:00pm. The Celebration Ringers is a community handbell choir from Strongsville, with 15 members ringing 5 1/2 octaves of handbells and a full 7 octave set of handchimes.

This concert will be held in the fellowship hall, and admission is FREE to the public. We will be offering “Specialty Coffees” and various baked goods. We will ask for a free will donation with proceeds going to the Arts in Action Scholarship Fund. Bring a friend and other family members to this exciting program of very eclectic music. The seating will be on a first-come first-served basis and the “Coffee House” will open at 6:00pm for early arrivals.