Do you miss singing the good old hymns of yesterday? Does your church primarily use “Top 40” contemporary Christian music in it’s services? Does your church use “7-11 songs”, i.e. where a congregation is enticed to sing the same seven words repetively, for what seems like eleven times in a row? Many churches in Anchorage use all of these forms of music in worship, wearing out the worshiper. It’s no wonder so many churches have praise bands, as these are the only ones seemingly able to keep up these musical worship forms. Look around during a service, and you’ll see what I mean.
Tomorrow, you have an opportunity to sing those good old hymns, at a great tempo, and associate with good Christian folks. It’s called Beer and Hymns and the action starts at 6:00 p.m. at Mo’s O’Brady’s Restaurant in the Huffman Business Plaza next to Carr’s. I’d get there early as tables go fast, and people tend to save seats for those who’ve not yet arrives. There is no admission, but you’ll have an opportunity to give to Lutheran Social Services of Alaska to be used for their many great community services, including a Food Pantry.
It’s Beer & Hymns time again. Pastor Dan Bollerud is preparing for a record crowd at Mo’s O’Brady’s in the Huffman Business Park, Sunday, October 20. I urge you to arrive early or you may not find a seat at the table. The singing starts at 6 p.m. Pastor Dan leads, while Ms. Jamie plays the hymns at the keyboard, and everyone sings using the provided songsheets.
The last hymn sing in April raised over $11,000 in two-hours, bringing the total raised in the past four-years to more than $100,000. Attendees traditionally are most generous in supporting these wonderful events with their attendance and funds. Pastor Dan also shares that “it’s a great deal of fun, and brings Christ to the world.” A call for the faiths represented always reflects a wide cross-section from Anchorage’s faith community who support this event.
The funds raised go to Lutheran Social Services of Alaska whose work is known statewide for it services to Alaskans in need. Read more about their services at:
O’Brady’s food is always tasty, service rendered with a smile, the beer and other beverages are cold. As always, this is not a rowdy drinking crowd but merely a group of friends who enjoy food, fellowship, and singing great hymns.
Last word, arrive early or you might not have a place to sit. The love of hymn singing and genuine Christian fellowship is a great draw.