Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Monday, December 11, 2017

Pipe Organ

Pipe organs have provided the music for choirs and congregations in Lutheran churches since Martin Luther used organ music to enhance the meaning and delivery of the Word and Sacrament.
 
Did you know that when the Sanctuary was designed and built in 1986 there were plans for a pipe organ to be installed as a focal point for the music program, which is such an integral part of every worship experience?  Limited funds in those early years of the congregation required that the pipe organ plans be shelved in favor of the less expensive Allen electronic organ which Lord of Life used up until the summer of 2011.  It was hoped that one day, when the congregation had grown and stabilized, the move to follow through on those original plans would be undertaken.
 
After almost a year of research during 2009, the Organ Committee reached a decision and made the recommendation that a pipe organ be purchased from Glatter-Gotz Orgelbau, a German designer and builder of world-class organs.
 
This recommendation was approved by the Congregational Council and presented to and approved by the congregation at a special congregational meeting in March 2010.  The contract was signed on March 4, 2010 and construction of the organ began in July 2010.
 

The organ was constructed and voiced during the end of 2012 and throughout 2013.  The formal dedication of the organ took place on January 18th and 19th, 2014.  Ken Cowan provided a beautiful dedication concert to celebrate and formally install this magnificent instrument.