A local church was filled with the sound of musical pipes Sunday afternoon.
Messiah Lutheran Church held an organ recital and dedication after getting the gift of a brand new organ.
One of the church’s pastors said an organ fund was started a couple of years ago and recently, one anonymous member offered to fund the entire project.
The organ was manufactured in Canada by Phoenix Organ Corporation. It is a hybrid and can play existing pipes as well as digital samples.
“The music that we enjoy, we consider it to be a taste of the joy we’ll experience in heaven because of our savior,” said Pastor Bruce Naumann.
The old organ was more than ten years old.
“When you’re present in the moment, it really strikes you,” said Naumann.