THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Gospel Music at Living Waters Church
The 4th Sunday of every month at 10 a.m. worship at Living Waters Lutheran Church of Crivitz, old and new gospel songs are sung.
Gospel songs celebrate the saving grace of Jesus. They are a witness of Gods love and tell of the wonders in the life to come.
The words of the songs say it best. In the early days of America, many people lived in remote areas with no established churches to attend. Traveling preachers came around when they could to worship, people gathered wherever possible, many times just outside and praised God by singing gospel songs.
They brought instruments, many handmade. They sang hymns and gospel songs, many written from experiences. They sang as mountain music. Later at Jerusalem Ridge in Kentucky a style of singing gospel music was developed known as Bluegrass. Today the music can be heard everywhere.
Cheri Mortinson, band director, leads in singing. On other Sundays, a traditional worship service is held. Living Waters Lutheran Church meets Sundays at 10 a.m. in the Riverview Chapel at New Life of Crivitz. Services will be held on a Saturday at 10 a.m. on June 15 and July 20.
On Sunday June 16, the church and band will be at the Porterfield Country Music Festival at 9 a.m. and on July 21 they will hold services at 10:30 a.m. at the Porterfield Cruisin Oldies Festival. Pastor Bill will bring a message. The first New Life Music Festival is Sunday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the grounds of New Life of Crivitz. Admission is free and persons can bring nonperishable food items for the Crivitz Food Pantry. At 10 a.m. is a gospel church service outdoors at the Living Waters Lutheran Church. The Wings of Eagles Bluegrass Band will start the day. Music will continue with food and soft drinks. Tours of the facility will take place. Those attending should bring a lawn chair for seating.