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Nazarene church holding Cowboy Church; Free concert; World’s smallest gospel singer to perform

Aug 08, 2014

Nazarene church holding Cowboy Church service

First Church of the Nazarene is conducting its first ever Cowboy Church service Sunday.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.

The morning speaker will be Cowboy Jeff Metcalf from Fort Madison. He preaches at high school rodeos, open rodeos and barrel races. His ministry is to encourage others to live out God’s purpose for their lives. Music will be led by a group from the Moravia Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene.

The service will be followed by lunch at the Nazarene Family Center.

Afternoon activities at the family center include a concert by the local Bruegge Band; horseback riding, horse shoes, stick-horse racing and lassoing.

Casual dress and cowboy attire is welcome.

The public is invited to attend.


Free concert set Aug. 16

A free concert to “renew your mind for another year of school” is set for 7 p.m. Aug. 16 on the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

The Christian rock band, Sparrowsong Revolution from Resurrection Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri, will perform.

The band members include Andrew Gazaway, vocals, electric guitar; Amanda Gazaway, vocals, acoustic guitar; Aric Gazaway, drums; and Stacy Jack Saythany, bass guitar.

To contribute to the event or for more information, contact Amanda Gazaway at 919-6870.


World’s smallest gospel singer to perform Aug. 18

HILLSBORO — Hillsboro Christian Church will host “Guinness World Book” record holder Lowell Mason at 7 p.m. Aug. 18.

Mason has been called the world’s smallest gospel singer because of his height of only 46 inches. But his voice has no comparison to his size; when he sings, his voice booms.

During his program, he will sing a variety of old-time songs, from hymns like “Peace in the Valley” to “Put Your Hand in the Hand of the Man from Galilee.”

Mason began his singing career at age 9. He joined the “Children’s Bible Hour” radio broadcast out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was a regular feature on the weekly program for seven years.

During his teenage years, he sang for Youth For Christ in the United States and Victorious Christian Youth in Canada.

After completing high school in 1955, Mason joined the Cecil Todd Evangelistic Team of Joplin, Missouri. The association produced a weekly television program called “Revival Fire,” which was seen on more than 150 television stations. He was vice president and featured soloists on the program in the 1960s and ’70s.

Now, Mason is a full-time evangelist and travels nearly 100,000 miles around the world each year. He has helped distribute more than 4 million Bibles in Russia.

The concert is Hillsboro is open to the public and will feature gospel music Branson-style, along with a report on the 20-year Bible distribution program in Russia.

No admission is charged; a freewill offering will be received.

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