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May

21--8 & 9:30 AM--Living Christ Lutheran, Chanhassen, MN

21--7:00 PM--St. Matthew Lutheran, Worthington, MN

22--7:00 PM--First American Lutheran, Tripp, SD

23--7:00 PM--Faith Lutheran, Pierre, SD

24--7:00 PM--First Lutheran, Mitchell, SD

25--6:00 PM--Morningside Lutheran, Sioux City, IA

26--PM--available southern Minnesota

28--8 & 9:30 AM--Mt Olive Lutheran, Anoka, MN

June

7--7:00 PM--Faith Lutheran, Parrish, FL

8--7:00 PM--St. John Lutheran, Ocala, FL

9-10--attending celebrations for the 90th birthday of Shepherd's Canyon Retreat ministry friend--Bob Gaiser in St. Petersburg Beach, FL

11--8, 10, 11:15 AM services, Our Savior's Lutheran, St. Petersburg, FL

11--6:00 PM--Beautiful Savior Lutheran, Sarasota, FL

12--available, central Florida

13--2:30 PM--Lutheran Haven Nursing Home, Oviedo, FL

13--PM--available Orlando/central Florida

14--7:00 PM--Faith Lutheran, Merritt Island, FL

15--7:00 PM--Immanuel Lutheran, Plantation Key, FL (tentative)

16--7:00 PM--Grace Lutheran, Key West, FL (tentative)

17--5:30 PM--Faith Lutheran, Punta Gorda, FL

18--9:00 AM--Bethlehem Lutheran, Ft Myers, FL

18--6:00 PM--Zion Lutheran, Ft Myers, FL


22-24--Dave and Barb at the LWML convention in Albuquerque representing Shepherd's Canyon Retreats

July

at Standing Stones Retreat Center hosting visitors

23-30--available in Texas

August

12-21--available in Iowa

September

16-24--available in North Dakota

October

15-22--available in Nebraska







 
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Team Needs


1.) Sign the concert Agreement and fax or e-mail back to The Fellowship as soon as possible (fax: 480-838-9187, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) If possible, send 1/2 of the concert fee to The Fellowship. The balance is due on the day of the concert.

Some churches have chosen to have Thrivent match the offering. We strongly encourage asking the local Thrivent Chapter if they will vote to match the concert offering, with the understanding that all proceeds benefit scholarship funds for Shepherd's Canyon Retreat.  Dave Anderson can send you Thrivent "Care In Community" linformation found on the Thrivent.com website.  Contrary to rumors, Thrivent Chapters can still match offerings if funds are avaiable.

2.)  We ask host congregations for $250 plus a free-will offering.  If the $250 is not available, we will come anyway!  The "church fee" should be made out to:  Shepherd's Canyon Retreat.

3.) One non-smoking 2-bed motel room for Dave and Roger. The motel should be as close to the church as possible. Moderately priced. Please put the motel name, address, phone number on the returned Concert Agreement.  If a motel room is too expensive or not available, Dave and Roger are fine with staying in a private home or homes.

4.) Dave and Roger will use YOUR sound system and keyboard or piano.  They will bring their two cordless hand-held mics and plug them, Roger's guitar, and Dave's laptop into a 10" x 10" board which, in turn, will be plugged into one of your mic outputs.  Please make sure your sound person is available to turn on your sound system.


5.) We need a contact person who we can call enroute to open the church and familiarize Dave and Roger with the church or concert site. We will send you a detailed concert tour itinerary which will include arrival/departure information.  Dave's cell phone is 602-538-4066.


6.) We will need an 8' table set up in the narthex on which to display CDs and books.


7.) Would you please provide 2 pitchers of cold--not iced water--and 2 glasses by the front pew before the concert.


8.) Please have ushers available to pass out handouts as people arrive...and to receive the offering.

9.) Bulletin announcements and a press release are also available here.


10.) Posters will be sent to you via a PDF or in the mail.  If you have a color printer and if it is linked to your computer you will be able to print on legal-size paper.

 

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Biographies of Dave and Barb Anderson PDF Print E-mail

Dave and Barb AndersonAfter 35 1/2 years of concert ministry, Barb Anderson has retired from "living out of a suitcase" as she has done for 1/3-1/2 of every month.  Barb is now working in the ministry's home-office and living a more normal life.  Here is the "Dave and Barb story" as it has been stated in the past:  Dave and Barb Anderson are ministers of the Gospel in song and the spoken word. Dave is President of Fellowship Ministries, based in Tempe, Arizona. Fellowship Ministries is a non-profit, para-church organization, founded in 1975, which serves as a resource for the advancement of the gospel of Jesus Christ through worship and music. Fellowship Ministries sponsors worship and music conferences and seminars, publishes worship resources (including The Other Songbook, now 500,000 copies in print and The Best of the Best in Contemporary Praise and Worship, 180,000 copies in print), and sponsors the Anderson's concerts.

Beginning in 1975, Dave and Barb's concert ministry has included well over 5,000 evening worship concerts and weekend worship services in churches throughout America and in a number of other countries including Russia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, New Zealand, and more than 20 times to Australia.

 

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News Release

For Immediate Release

Local Contact: (name and daytime phone)

Dave Anderson and Roger Walck will present a concert at (time), (day of week), at (location). The concert is sponsored by (host).

Dave and Roger's music is a blend of contemporary, gospel, hymns, and lots of old-time Sunday School songs. The audience will be invited to sing along but, as Dave says, "so long as it's the same song."

Dave Anderson comes from Arizona and Roger and his wife Patti live in Corona, California. Dave grew up as a Lutheran preacher's kid in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Dave has been involved in lay ministry in the Lutheran church for 48 years first in youth ministry (Dave is the founder of Lutheran Youth Encounter) and then music ministry including concerts and worship resources.

Roger Walck is a skilled vocalist, guitarist, and a worship team leader.  Roger is a graduate of Vanguard University and he has studied at Fuller Seminary and Azusa Pacific University.  For many years Roger taught theology at Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, California.  For many years Roger has led Spanish-language worship in various Orange County churches.

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Booking a Concert PDF Print E-mail

Dave Anderson and Roger Walck (joined Dave March, 2013) are available to lead weekend worship services and weeknight "worship concerts".  Dave points out that their evening presentations are not performances in the sense of entertainment.  Since Scripture says that "God inhabits the praises of His people", Dave and Roger believe that God's Spirit is very present in the midst of their singing and speaking. 

The congregation is invited to join Dave and Roger in singing....so long as it's the same song.  The "worship concert" will  include hymns, gospel songs, old Sunday School songs, and what Dave calls "message songs". 

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BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS

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On (date), Dave Anderson and Roger Walck will present a worship concert at (church name) at (time). Dave and Barb presented about 5,500 concerts in America and in 17 other countries since they were married in June, 1975. Come prepared to sing a long... Dave says, "so long as it's the same song". Roger Walck and his wife Patti, lives in Corunna, California.  For over 20 years, Roger taught Theology and Spanish at Orange Lutheran High School, Orange, CA.

2.
Mark your calendar for (date). That's when Dave Anderson and Roger Walck will be presenting a concert of gospel music here at (church name). The program will include gospel songs, hymns, old Sunday School songs, some contemporary praise and worship music plus some of what Dave calls, "œmessage songs". Dave will also tell The Rescue Story, the story of he and Barb and five others surviving a plane crash in the Bering Sea. Visit www.TheRescueStory.com. This is an evening you will enjoy.

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