This devotion was given by Ryan Luhrs, a member of our choir, prior to the last performance of the 2011-12 Season — a hymn festival, the culminating event of the 2012 Chorus America national conference, at Central Lutheran Church (Minneapolis MN).
I am a bit hesitant to give a devotion because the last time I did, I was later asked – without warning and during a concert – to publicly recall information about Jean Berger’s original last name. I’m assuming and hoping that won’t happen today.
Since this is likely my only chance to do so, I want to take a minute and thank David and the choir for impact you’ve had in my life, and the past two years, that Sarah and I have been able to share in this experience together. This choir profoundly influenced my life – and did so even before I joined.