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Question: What do you get when you mix Asian food with British Music?

Answer: A great meal and awesome entertainment.

On Saturday, Messiah Lutheran Church conducted it’s annual Dinner Theater.  A great Asian themed meal was prepared by Songae Wasmoen, Jill Casey, Anita Dejong, and the ladies from Korean Holy Hill Church. The meal included asian cucumber salad, rice, BBQ short ribs, wontons, fried veggies and a lovely coconut concoction for desert.

Many of Messiah’s youth members served as wait staff for the evening.

After dinner, it was time to strike up the band and take a day trip through the sixties and seventies.  The choir and music ensemble performed some rousing renditions of many of our favorite Beatles Tunes including: Day Tripper, Hard Day’s Night, Can’t Buy me Love, Sergeant Pepper and All You Need is Love. Some of the solo and Duet performances of the evening included:

  • When I’m Sixty Four – Ed and Mary Ann Stasiak
  • Two of Us – Betty Greene and Laura Peterson
  • Fixing a Hole – Gerry Myers
  • Let it Be – Lydia Scroggins
  • Yesterday – Bob Gustafson
  • Love Me Do – Phil and Heather Pederson
  • Octopus’ Garden – Laura Peterson
  • In My Life – Melissa Gurner
  • Here Comes The Sun – Betty Greene
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Ric Birdson
  • Hey Jude – Phil Pedersen

The finale performed by the entire ensemble was “The Long and Winding Road” which brought down the house.

This year’s show was produced by Dick Azzam and Laura Peterson.  The music director of Messiah Lutheran Church is Lois Graff and the Choir Director is Randall Fields.

The music ensemble included Dick Azzam (bass guitar), Ric Birdsong (guitar), Bob Davis (guitar), Lois Graff (keyboards), and Gretchen Perry (Violin).

The choir included: Robin Douglass, Betty Greene, Derlene Jeter, Linda Zutter, Barbara Azzam, Jan Murphy, Laura Peterson, Mary Ann Stasiak, Larry Frakes, Terry Frakes, Bill Murphy, Gerry Myers, Phil Pedersen, Art Rockett, Bob Gustafson, and Ed Stasiak.

Special thanks to the decorating committee: John and Derlene Jeter, Betty Greene, Linda Zutter, and Robin Douglass.

The proceeds from this event will be used to support our Guatemalan Mission and the Church’s Music Ministries.

If you would like to learn how you can participate in one of the many music groups in Messiah Lutheran Church, please contact the Church Office.

Pass the Peace!

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