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Talented Colleagues!

December 11th, 2013 by Beth A. Lewis

Today has been one of those days when everywhere I turn, I am impressed by my colleagues!

For about 1 1/2 hours, a group of them (some who work on our worship & music team, but mostly from other parts of our ministry of publishing) sang Christmas carols in the lobby of the US Bank building in downtown Minneapolis.  Here are a couple of photos:

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Then, I sat in on a “sneak preview” of a new resource that is in development by my sparkhouse colleagues, scheduled to launch next April.  I’ve been sworn to secrecy (sorry!) but they will let me share this fun 1 1/2 minute video clip with you!  If you think this is fun (and I hope you do), I hope you’ll subscribe at the end of this video to receive the next brief video clip which I have on good authority will be posted next week.  Those who are signed up will receive a notice when it is posted!

Then, my colleague Eric Vollen from our marketing team, shared with me this terrific blog post about his experience leading a youth choir at Grace University Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and how he used our to discover and download just the right piece of music in only 5 minutes!

After reading Eric’s blog post, if you are want to learn more, you may sign up for a free trial of PreludeMusicPlanner and you can see how easy it is to use with these free video demos.

Talent!  We are blessed in so many ways with these people (and a whole bunch of others!) who are called to this ministry of publishing to create and deliver great faith formation, worship, music and theology resources.  But, many of them are also faith filled leaders called to serve in local congregations as Sunday School teachers, confirmation mentors, adult small group leaders, worship leaders, organists, choir directors and more!

Wishing you an Advent filled with blessings,



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Beth A. Lewis, President & CEO Augsburg Fortress

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