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A Fiddle, A Flute, and Some Friends, October 1st


September 27, 2017 | View PDF

Pastors Alvina Olstead and Melanie Martin-Dent will be hosting a musical program called “A Fiddle, A Flute, and Some Friends”, at Pella Lutheran Church in Sidney on Sunday, October 1, at 3:00.

Pastors Olstead and Martin-Dent developed the program after weeks of unsuccessfully planning to practice music together. Olstead, Pastor of the Ebenezer and Froid Lutheran congregations, is a fiddle-player, and Pastor Martin-Dent, of Lonsdale Methodist Church in Sidney, is a flute player. The pair had intentions to practice together, but could never seem to get together. Olstead had the idea to invite others to play together as a fundraiser, and thus the name was born.

Admission will be a free-will offering that will support the Freedom in Christ Prison Ministry. The ministry is supported entirely by donations, and was started by the ELCA, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. As Martin-Dent explained, “the state no longer provides a prison chaplain at the men’s state prison in Deer Lodge. The Ministry provides a full-time prison pastor, who provides worship services, counseling, baptisms, and Bible studies”. Martin-Dent is the chairperson for the Ministry Council, and was on board with Oldstead’s idea for the event.

Olstead and Martin-Dent will be joined by vocalist Mary Pfau, singer and guitarist Pastor Wade Brinkhopf, the Sunrise Brass Ensemble, and a Sidney High School choir ensemble. Music will vary from classical, to hymns, to popular music.

Enjoy a variety of music from local artists and support the Freedom in Christ Prison Ministry at Pella Lutheran Church at 3:ooPM on Sunday, October 1st.


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