Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The annual Business Men in Christ Date Night Dinner was held on February 21 at the Holy Grounds Coffee House in Springfield! What a blessed and powerful sold out event!
We had an amazingly convicting message by James and Donna Smylie of Victory Through Praise Ministries, which was launched that night as well as fun and anointed worship music led by Bernie and Vicki Lutchman, of Lutchman Family Ministries.
Monday, February 16, 2009
LINCOLN'S 200th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED IN HIS HOMETOWN BY ILLINOIS AND SANGAMON VALLEY YOUTH SYMPHONIES
The Greatest President who ever lived, anywhere - 16th President of the US - Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday was celebrated in Springfield, Il. recently. An emotional 2 hour concert of mainly Gospel and Patriotic music at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center attracted many thousands of citizens. Lincoln impersonator Fritz Klein, for WBBM and A&E journalist Bill Curtis and others took part in this amazing celebration! A salute to all US Military services and the St. Andrew's Bagpipes were some of the major highlights.
Photos show our son. Bernie Lutchman III, 4 year percussionist with the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony on the kettle drums on "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". Fritz Klein's "ABE" does the famous Gettysburg Address!
On Saturday February 14, 2009, the Annual High School 4H Legistlative Mock Debate was held in the House Chamber of the Illinois General Assembly. It was facilitated by House Speaker Madigan (D-Chicago) and Republican Rep. Bill Mitchell of Central Illinois who led the dozens of young men and women through the Legislative process and history of this ornate chamber.
Thanks to all those who invited me to be their Chaplain this year and open the meeting with God's blessings!