The Lutheran Church has, since her birth, been called ‘the singing church.’ Luther himself had a very high esteem for music and church hymns. “Music is an outstanding gift of God and next to theology.” [What Luther Says, Plass, CPH, p.979] Luther wrote many hymns in German, restoring the music of the church to the people (much like he did with his German translation of the Scriptures). The Lutheran church shares the esteem of Luther for good hymns and songs. With the purchase and installation of our new organ, we continue this rich tradition at Trinity. Join us on Sunday, Oct. 27th, at 2:00 p.m., as we celebrate having this new instrument, for an organ recital and hymn sing featuring Marcus Leuders at the organ.
I have lived in Ottertail for some 25 years, grew up on a dairy farm. We sold the cows in early 2000s and went to crop farming. I had always enjoyed being on the farm and always will. I went to tech school for diesel mechanics in 2012 and graduated in 2014. I first started having an interest in the organ when I was around 5 years old. I always wanted to play church services. I took lessons and played my first service when I was 12. I currently play at 5 different churches, all at different Sundays of the month and some Saturdays. I enjoy the occasional concert and wedding. Currently I am living in Henning with my beautiful wife and am a diesel mechanic at Mid-Central equipment. I am still active at the farm along with my parents and brother.