More Than 800 Attend 137th Annual Summer Festival | Photos & Video

July 31, 2018

After 137 Summer Festivals at Concordia, you might think they would be getting a little old – but, as shown by the 800 residents, families and community members who made their way to our Cabot campus on Sunday, that’s definitely not the case! (Read more for video and photos)

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!

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