A little bit of Hammond organ and Leslie speaker

I’ve been playing the Hammond organ with the Leslie speaker since the early 1970s. Since I’m now 72, I’ve had a bit of a learning curve with the new worship music, which I love and value. Much of it is drawn directly from or reflects the Book of Psalms, one of my favorite Bible books.

I’m on the organ rotation at our home church, The Sanctuary UPC in Hazelwood, Missouri, pastored by Mitchell Bland. Jeromy and Barbie Hoffee provide excellent leadership for music and worship.

This past Sunday, as I was warming up a bit, Susan, my sweet wife, captured a little of my efforts.

Don’t worry about the stage settings. This Sunday service was the conclusion of a week of daily vacation Bible school, and the stage was still set up for the final DVBS service.

The children provided much of the leadership for the service, and many of them responded to the altar call after the message by Elizabeth Loyd, the children’s ministry leader.[archive]