The weather was perfect and the outstanding music from The Rich Zabinski Jazz Trio and the world-renowned River City Brass Band entertained the crowd all afternoon. The traditional worship service began with a choir of 100 staff members and families singing “Here I Am, Lord,” which set the tone for an inspirational service – highlighted by a stirring sermon from our guest preacher, Concordia Board Member and Pastor at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Rev. Dr. Douglas Spittel. His sermon subject was fitting for the day: How Jesus calmed a mob of 5,000 by miraculously feeding them all with only a few fish and loaves of bread.
The kids had a blast at the fishing derby and with all the activities we planned for them, including a bounce castle, crafts, games, face painting, caricature artist and more. And, as usual, we received a TON of compliments on the food!
Concordia President & CEO Keith Frndak closed out the event by thanking our supporters for their continued prayers as the organization continues to develop and grow – 137 years later.
The 2019 Concordia Summer Festival is scheduled for Sunday, July 28, but there is ALWAYS something happening at Concordia. To keep up to date, visit the Events & News section of our website by clicking here. Enjoy the photos (click the thumbnail to enlarge) and feel free to leave a comment below!