Mona Lutheran Church
OUTDOOR DRIVE-IN SERVICE 2008
A partial listing is now posted
for Sunday Evenings - 7:00 pm -
One Mile South of Lyle, MN on Highway 218 to Mona Drive
9 miles north of St. Ansgar, IA
Please join us for a family-oriented time of heartwarming, spirit-lifting music and light humor. Admission is free. All are welcome. A freewill offering will be received, and a fellowship lunch will be served following each of the services.
The Foundation Quartet of Apple Valley
"For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ." - I Corinthians 3:11 - This quartet sings a variety of old Gospel favorites and enjoys reconnecting with the Mona crowd that has gotten to know them so well over the several years that they have been a part of our summer drive-in event.The Foundation Quartet enjoys making harmonious gospel music together. Like most gospel music, their songs talk about the foundations of faith: the forgiveness of sins through Jesus Christ, the joy of new life in Him, and the hope of eternal life with Him in Heaven. Their travels have brought them before groups all around the Midwest: Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. They even have a winter "tour" in the Phoenix area.
Introducing The Foundation Quartet: Bob Fallt, the group's tenor, is from Burnsville. He is the manager and booking contact person for the FOUNDATION QUARTET of Apple Valley, Minnesota. Bob is a retired Evangelical Free pastor and has been singing with the Foundation Quartet for six years. His wife, Margaret, claims he is "refired," not retired as he has served as an interim pastor at several churches since his retirement. David Seibel sings lead. He and his wife, Candy, live in Lakeville where he works as a mechanical engineer. His years of experience have prepared him well to plug in the wires on the sound system at our concerts! David is married and has three daughters. He was recently elected secretary of the Foundation Quartet. Neil Rengel, baritone, lives in Arden Hills with his wife, Doris, and is a retired engineer from Honeywell. He has been singing with the group for four years. Neil is the Foundation treasurer and is also in charge of the humor. Dale Tornell sings bass. He and his wife, Jan, are retired schoolteachers. They enjoy playing on their hobby farm in Webster, as well as traveling with the quartet for the past two years. Glen Bruins and wife, Arlene, live in St. Anthony Village. Glen spends much of his free time playing trumpet in two concert bands. He is the sound technician, who plans to retire from Honeywell in the next couple of years after 34 years of service.
Treasure Ransom of Austin, MN
Spokesmen Quartet of Lake Crystal, MN
The Spokesmen Quartet was formed in the late summer of 1988 and has traveled extensively throughout Minnesota and the surrounding states. The group consists of six people of varied professions and occupations from the Southern Minnesota area. There are four vocalists, accompanied by a keyboard art and a sound technician. "There is a special story for each person being called by God to the group. We had to learn the Southern Gospel Male Quartet style of singing, and decide whether we were going to preach or witness. We believe our genuine and sincere love for Jesus rather than our musical expertise would be the measure of our acceptance by our audiences. We decided to practice what we preach --that we would trust God for our financial support through free will offerings. We didn't want anyone to miss hearing the gospel because they didn't have money for a ticket. God has blessed us with many concerts since that time. We've never missed a concert date because of sickness or personnel turnover. We've had many opportunities to witness to people by example and personal experience. We never leave our concerts without challenging those in attendance to examine their own personal relationship with Jesus." firstname.lastname@example.org
Praise Him of Glenville, MN
"Worship the Lord with joy; come before Him with happy songs!" - Psalm 100:2
"Dear Friends in Christ, Thank you for inviting Praise Him to join you in worship! We are looking forward to sharing God's message through scripture, word, and songs. Please pray for us as we seek the Lord regarding these things. It is a privilege to worship together, to gather without fear, and to anticipate that God will reveal to each of us as we diligently meet him in prayer. As Psalm 73:26 assures us, We will surely rejoice and be glad! My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. May God's blessings come to pass as His strength is made evident in your church and in your homes! Love and peace - Praise Him."
Back for the second year, Praise Him is a group of committed Christians whose mission is to glorify God and praise His Holy Name. They have traveled throughout southern Minnesota, as well as southern Wisconsin, Kansas and Iowa. Members are David and Carrie Paulson, Arlen and Coleen Brekke, Larry and Emily Otto, and Larry and Terry Jenson. www.smig.net/praisehi
Hayward/Trondhjem Quartet & Pr. Scott Meyer
The Hayward Trondhjem Quartet started singing as a quartet in 1996 after Pastor Scott Meyer was called to serve the Hayward Lutheran and Trondhjem Lutheran congregations. During the time that Pastor Scott served these congregations, the quartet included two retired farmers, Phil Tennis, a who sings baritone and Dan Johnson who sings bass; Kiven Lucas, tenor, who manages a hog operation, and Pastor Meyer. In 2001 Meyer accepted a call to Waseca as an associate pastor. Because the group enjoyed singing together and since Pastor Scott is a son of the Mona congregation, the drive-in committee was pleased to be able to include this quartet again for the 2008 season
The Forte Milers of LeRoy, MN
LORD'S PICTURE SHOW
staccato blast of car horns fills the Sunday evening air. The blaring
sound has nothing to do with frustration or anger. It is applause. Worshippers
at the Mona Lutheran Church drive-in services have been honking their
approval since 1972.
Jim Sampson passing the ice cream bucket for offering at the Mona drive-in service