Abiding Word Evangelical Lutheran Church-Bowling Green
The organists at Abiding Word Lutheran Church in Bowling Green, Ohio have long dreamed of having a new organ for their worship services. The church’s Conn organ was quite old and was in constant need of repairs to simply keep it playing.
The organ committee made numerous visits to Rodgers installations in Northwest Ohio, always returning enthusiastic about the exciting instruments that they had heard. Funding for an organ project had begun, but with no clear plan in place many years would surely pass before the needed monies could be raised.
Terry Brassell from T.S. Good Church Organ Company had been working closely with the church and was well aware of the need for a new organ. A special “artist-used” Rodgers organ console became available and the church was contacted immediately. The organ committee acted quickly to get the council and congregation’s approval for the purchase. In less than four weeks, all the required funds had been raised and the organ was installed.
Lynne Gobrogge and Darlene Carpenter, two of the church’s organists, can hardly believe that the organ is installed and completely paid for. “Our congregation has always been very generous and they simply needed a goal to shoot for,” says Lynne. “The new organ is just wonderful and we are so very pleased with it. This instrument will allow us to grow our music program for many years to come.”
For additional information regarding Rodgers organs in Northern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, please contact T.S. Good Church Organ Company at 800-356-0437 or www.tsgood.com.