New organ fund – substantial help needed

If you are able beyond your regular offerings (so as not to adversely affect the general operating fund at Trinity), please consider donating to our fund for a new organ. Our current organ is obsolete in terms of parts availability and is wearing out. Our long-time organist has recently retired from playing and we are seeking to purchase a new organ soon so that it can be installed and ready in time for the next summer resident/tourist season in Boulder Junction. We hope to obtain a good liturgically suitable organ with good traditional pipe organ instrumental sound (looking at Allen Organs, built in Pennsylvania) as well as a modern MIDI port so that it would be playable via MIDI files through “Substitute Organist Service,” a user-friendly virtual organist system that actually plays through the instrument itself (rather than just as an audio recording) via specialized software on an iPad. We believe this will best prepare use for future needs and will still give us a suitable organ for liturgical services when or if we are able to have one.

If you wish to donate to the organ fund simply send funds with checks written to “Trinity Lutheran Church” and indicate in the memo and/or in a note with the check that it is designated for the new organ fund. Please prayerfully consider what you might be able to contribute to this important project for the Divine Services at Trinity. Again, we urge that these donations be beyond the regular offerings and not a re-directing of regular offerings. Thank you for your prayerful consideration of help in this task to support the Divine Service of the Lord’s house at Trinity, Boulder Junction. We are in need of raising a significant amount (see the bulletin for current amount raised). In our heritage the support of the organ for the liturgy and hymns of the church is very characteristic of Lutheran liturgical practice and supports the rich Gospel treasures we have received throughout each century of the church.

Trinity Lutheran Church

PO Box 24

Boulder Junction, WI 54512
(note in memo: “organ fund”)