When the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Prairie Village, Kansas installed a new Rodgers organ, it made Page 1 of the main newspaper in nearby Kansas City.
That's because as Easter approached, the congregation decided it was time for a modern new instrument - a Rodgers Model 588. "The instrument of the future," as church council member John Braum told the Kansas City Star, "...put the church on the map, a small church with a diverse congregation. (The new organ) gave us something to hold our heads up about while other churches are closing, you know."
Braum and fellow organ music supporter Wayne Alexander teamed up to donate the Rodgers Model 588 in order to continue their church's valued organ music tradition after its aging pipe instrument became unplayable.