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Steinway 9' Concert Grand Piano for the Sanctuary

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About a year ago, two of our long-time members shared a dream of theirs. They shared their passion about providing PLCPC with a new Steinway Concert Grand Piano for the Sanctuary. Their view was that it would be a “completion” of our Sanctuary renovation project and would honor Bryan Verhoye’s 25-year tenure as our pianist/music associate.

Shortly after that conversation, an initial gift was given for this purpose. Since then, other generous gifts have wonderfully been given. Today the piano has been fully funded. What a surprise and blessing!

Because of the vision and generosity of a few members of PLCPC, our pianist Bryan Verhoye and others will be traveling to London, England to play 4 brand new pianos at Steinway Hall. Bryan will select the best instrument for our church.

I would hope that this new piano will arrive sometime in early Spring at which time a dedication concert will be scheduled.

To God be the Glory!
Don Brenneman

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

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Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home;
All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied;
Come to God’s own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home.

All the world is God’s own field, fruit unto His praise to yield;
Wheat and tares together sown unto joy or sorrow grown.
First the blade and then the ear, then the full corn shall appear;
Lord of harvest, grant that we wholesome grain and pure may be.

For the Lord our God shall come, and shall take His harvest home;
From His field shall in that day all offenses purge away,
Giving angels charge at last in the fire the tares to cast;
But the fruitful ears to store in His garner evermore.

Even so, Lord, quickly come, bring Thy final harvest home;
Gather Thou Thy people in, free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified, in Thy garner to abide;
Come, with all Thine angels come, raise the glorious harvest home.