From: JoAn Moham
Hear the bell? It’s the Homer Church’s 20th Anniversary of the Gospel Hour
For the past 20 years, the little white church overlooking the beautiful Mississippi River in downtown Homer has been blessed to air a Radio Gospel Hour on the 3rd Sunday of every month. Over 50 different musicians and groups have graced our sanctuary by sharing their talents with worshippers. There have been harpists, blue grass bands, opera singers, country and folk singers and others. We are so thankful to each and every one of them and want to publicly say “thank you.” What began with a conversation about our dwindling membership 20 years ago with John Bernadot has become a wonderful outreach ministry, growing the congregation and reaching out to those who desire to worship in a small country church setting with good, spirit-lifting music.
On Sunday, September 15, beginning at 9 a.m., we’ll celebrate with an extended two- hour service with many of the singers that have witnessed over the years: Ward Anderson, Joe Cody, Carla Burton, PJ Thompson, Dan Eumurion, Lance Hislop, the Homer Hallelujah Choir and of course, Homer’s own beloved John Bernadot. Pastor Kathy Schuler will officiate, and the original puppet “Bob” with his right hand man Rick Thorn has traveled many miles to celebrate with us and will impart wisdom to young and old alike.
Immediately following the service, there will be a free- will offering country ham dinner held at the Homer Civic Center. Everyone is invited to join this joyous service or to tune in to the live broadcast on KAGE Radio 1380 AM at 9 a.m. Once again, thank you to all of our musician friends who have blessed us over the past 20 years and most importantly, Thank You to God, our Supreme Director.