Summer is done, Fall is here and while it's cool outside, apple cider never tasted better! We had a very full summer with a lot of stuff going on, most of which could be boiled into three categories. Family we took a trip to MN this year and went to Valley Fair and got the kids on way bigger roller coasters than they've ever been on before. Mall of America too along with visits with some good friends! We didn't do Lifest this year, but as a ministry I was able to tour to Arizona and Virgina in July taking my wife with me on the Virginia trip as well! The Bridge at Muskego continues to grow as well and we continue to be challenged at how best to bring The Gospel message to people in song and words in this ministry environment.
August saw a ton of ministry work and a 6 day 7 event tour to MI/IN/WI. The big highlight was the launching of Awake and Alive - a ministry for and with the "18-25" college age/young professional generation in SE Wisconsin. You can see and read more about it with the recaps and session videos here. We also took Awake and Alive on the road in concert form, something that was well received by many people. Seeing the talent of the 18-25 generation come alive for Jesus sake is something I am praying for and I hope that Awake and Alive will be a blessing for years to come.
"Songs we Carry" CD update
We've been hard at work getting vocals done on the upcoming CD project. This upcoming week we plan to send off vocals for "Safely Home", "My Own Best Friend" and "Worthy". We had Bethany Lehman join me on "Safely Home" and Vicky Champagne added her vocal skills to the worship song "Worthy". I'll also be starting work on the vocals for "Climb the Mountain" as well, a remake of an important song in my journey as an artist. After that we hope to have two more songs recorded "I Will Sing" and remake of a special song "At a Time". In addition to the songs, we're going to work with Joel Kanitz of the band "This Century" on album artwork for the project, something I'm excited to do as well.
A thank you and an opportunity for you to share some of the music that is coming up on the new album exists through Noisetrade. If you haven't downloaded it yet, you can get a free download of the new song In the Garden, which will be on the new CD later this year. Please share it with anyone/everyone you think will enjoy it!
As we God assembled the vision for Awake and Alive, I took time off from really trying to do more concerts so that we could focus on this with excellence.
Awake and Alive
As we move forward into fall and winter, we hope that you will consider an Awake and Alive concert event for your church, college or community. You can see more about the Awake and Alive concerts here:
Emmanuel Has Come
It's going to come faster than we realize, but the Advent season isn't too far away. Now I'm not saying let's break out the Christmas music before the end of October, BUT... we want you to know that there are dates available for our Advent/Christmas concert called "Emmanuel Has Come". Dates available will be:
|Wed. December 3rd||Available|
|Wed. December 10th||Available|
|Wed. December 17th||Bethlehem Lutheran, Hortonville, WI|
|Saturday Eve. Dec 6th
||Lamb of God, Phoenix, AZ|
|Sunday AM. Dec 7th||Available|
|Sunday Eve Dec 14th||Available|
|Sunday Eve Dec 21st||Available|
Enjoy this video from the Emmanuel Has Come concert at St. Paul's Lutheran in Muskego last year:
Hope you had a good summer and are loving the cool of autumn and the warmth of 18 blankets piled up because someone is too cheap to turn on the furnace yet!!
We hope to see you on the road sometime soon, or perhaps join us for worship sometime at The Bridge at St. Paul's Muskego, 10:15am Sunday mornings. If you're looking to worship with us there, just check the schedule for the dates.
"And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:17-19