At a meeting following service on Sept. 13, the congregation discussed and decided to bring to a close St. Johnâ€™s Lenten Music Series. This decision will allow the church to direct its energy and resources to developing new projects, such as the ESL Program, that will continue to reach the greater Powell community. The Series has been an immensely positive event at St. Johnâ€™s for 7 years. Nearly $22,000 was distributed over that time to organizations that serve Powellâ€™s communities in need. Hundreds of guests were welcomed into the church each Lenten Season to hear music provided by professional musicians giving their time and talent to the cause. It demanded a rigorous discipline in the season of Lent for all of us, and brought us together as a worshiping community. The church reaped additional benefits as well. The piano was purchased to accommodate the musicians and the elevator installed in response to the desire to have all guests join us in the Undercroft. Thanks again to Dolores Woods for her leadership and many thanks to everyone who set tables, washed dishes, made soup, donated money and provisions, and who supported the series with their presence and prayers. A Gala concert in January is being planned to bring the Lenten Music Series to a grand culmination.
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