Friday, January 29, 2010

Grace, Pickett and Zion, Oshkosh Combine Services for WLA Traveling Choir on Valentine's Day 2010

There are three dual parishes in the WLA Association which have one pastor serving two different congregations: Zion, Theresa/Emmanuel, Hartford–Pastor Ken Bittorf; St. Luke's, Knowles/St. Paul's, Town Lomira–Pastor Matt Kuske, and Grace, Pickett/Zion, Oshkosh–Pastor Russell Kloehn.  Pastor Kloehn will be combining his two congregations on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 10:00 AM at Grace, Pickett (502 Cty. Hwy M, Pickett, WI, 54964) when the WLA Traveling Choir presents the service "An Invitation to the Living Water".

Parents and congregations members are invited to a light fellowship hour after the service at Grace.

Monday, January 25, 2010

A New Look

For a while now when I go to my own blog, I think, "Man, this looks cluttered." I've tried widening the column widths via geeky template coding methods, but I wasn't successful in the past. That is until yesterday when I happened to visit the blog of Steven W. Anderson, a teacher who goes by the handle @web20classroom on Twitter. His blog, Blogging About the Web 2.0 Connected Classroom, was wide and not cluttered, so I asked him how he did it. He was so nice to get back to me right away and give me a couple tips. Funny thing? It's just the Minima Stretch template from Blogger's normal templates. (Duh, Dale!)

Let me know what you think. Ultimately, a blog's look and ease of navigation will either encourage or discourage repeat visitors (that and timely topics). If you have any other suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment. Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Let's Celebrate Day 2010 Live Stream

Watch this blog post on Sunday, January 31, 2010 from 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM for a live stream of the entertainment in the gym during Winnebago Lutheran Academy's 18th annual open house, Let's Celebrate Day. Better yet, come and see it live!

Click here for a schedule of performances.

Streaming Video by Ustream.TV

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Let's Celebrate 2010 Gym Entertainment Schedule (5th Draft)

Sunday, January 31, 2010 in the Winnebago Lutheran Academy gymnasium (475 E. Merrill Ave, Fond du Lac, WI).

A Night in Tunisia, Harlem Nocturne, Le Grande Funk

12:10 PM - (Gym) WLA FRESHMAN CHOIR (11:40 warmups)
Surfin' USA

Sax Attack, The Rainbow Connection, Mission: Impossible Theme

12:35 - (Gym) WLA TRAVELING CHOIR (12:05 warmups)
The Beatles in Revue, Africa, Don’t Stop Believing

1:00 - (Gym) GS JAZZ BAND
Somewhere Out There, Ants in the Pants

1:30 - (Gym) LIVE AUCTION #1

1:10 - (Gym) PEACE, GREEN LAKE - JUNIOR CHOIR (12:50 warmups)
A Joyful Song of Praise, Teach Me, O Lord, Alleluia, Here We Are to Worship, Monster Mash, Purple People Eater, The Addams Family, The Witch Doctor

2:00 - (Gym) MARTIN LUTHER, OSHKOSH - JUNIOR CHOIR (1:30 warmups) Good Old American Music, Shake Rattle & Roll Medley, Sing Out America

2:00 - (Chapel) WLA HANDBELLS
As the Deer (w/ Red Bells from St. Peter’s, FDL, Take it to the Lord in Prayer, Click sticks

Disco Fever!, Grease

West Indies Carol, Grand March, Lord, I Lift Your Name on High!

Jubilate; Come Christians, Join to Sing

Next Step, New Orleans Strut 

2:45 - (Gym)WLA ACADEMY KIDS (2:15 warmups)
Eye of the Tiger, A Tribute to Queen, Evolution of Dance, Fireflies, Star Wars Medley

2:45-3:45 PM (Chapel) JENNA LOOKER, soprano and MATT LICHTENWALD, piano
Set 1 - English  (6:87) - Jubal's Lyre, Endless Pleasure, Endless Love from Semele, Brahms Intermezzos Op. 118 No.1 and 2
Set 2 - German Set (6:52) - Seit ich ihn gesehen, Er der Herrlichste von Allen, Du Ring an meinem Finger, Come Christians, Join to Sing- Arr. Becki Mayo, Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise- Arr. Larry Shackley
Set 3 - French  - Nuit d' Etoiles, Romance, Italian Aria (4:07) - Deh Vieni non tardar, Finale (4:16) - The Girl in 14G, Brahms Intermezzo Op. 118 No.4, Brahms Romance Op.118 No.5

3:10 - (Gym) REDEEMER, FDL - JUNIOR CHOIR (2:45 warmups)
Come, Sing Alleluia, Sing to the Lord!, Come Let Us Sing; Mary, Mary;  Boogie Woogie Choo Choo, Yonder Come Day, We're All In This Together

3:30 - (Gym) LIVE AUCTION #2

A Fifties Time Capsule, Johnny's Mambo, Highlights from "The Sound of Music"

4:20 - (Gym) COMBINED WLA CHOIRS & CONCERT BAND (4:00 warmups)
Armed Forces Salute


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Two Bible Visualizations on the Unity of Scripture

Yingyan Huang, a graphic designer, recently created two Bible visualizations that emphasize the unity of Scripture.

The first visualization, “The Harmony of the Gospels—250 Events in the Life of Christ,” identifies 250 events recorded in the Gospels, arranges them chronologically, and plots them to reveal which events occurred in which Gospels. In effect, it’s a visualization of the Composite Gospel Index, though the visualization is apparently using a different data set.

The second visualization, “A Single Story—The Bible through the Lens of 250 Events,” starts with the same 250 events but extends references to them into the Old Testament and the remainder of the New Testament. This visualization shows the centrality of Christ in the Bible.

Both visualizations convey useful information. I wish they were available in larger sizes, but even the low-resolution versions give you a sense of the message behind the images.