Put it on your calendar now! Celebration Sunday, held in conjunction with the Lutheran World Federation Tenth Assembly this summer will feature vibrant, young musical talent.
Jon Buller, Juno award nominee and well-known local Christian musician and his band will open the concert on Scotiabank stage at 2:00 p.m.
Jon, a worship leader, songwriter and storyteller, welcomes the listener into a conversation of words, worship and song.
He has played at international gatherings and his Winnipeg community worship night has grown into a city-wide event called Hear the Music Night (HTM) which hosts an average of 800 faithful attendees.
Jon's concerts are a complete package of wonderful music, story telling, laughter, sing-along and worship. He's an excellent communicator with a real gift for making the audience feel immediately comfortable.
For more detail and music clips click http://www.jonbuller.com (Flash required)
Krystaal, a unique Christian music group from Saskatoon will also share their talent.
Michel, Fabian, and Aliston Lwamba are wonderfully capable and gifted singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists who are making a powerful impact on the North American music scene.
(You may remember them from Cry Out, the 2002 National Youth Gathering)
Krystaal communicates a story of faith and hope in word and music. "Inside of us is a song that plays deep within our souls," they say. "We believe that this comes from God. And music from God brings hope. It has the power to heal. We want to share that power with the world."
Their CD Little Child is a unique blend of hip-hop, R&B, and African styles. Krystaal is the Swahili word for "shining." "And that's what we want for our music," they say, "—to have the blessing of God shining through it."
For more details and music clips click http://www.krystaal.com
Following the concert, we hope you'll stay to participate in a creative experience that is being described as worship theatre. The audience will hold hundreds of international guests as well as local visitors. So many cultures and languages challenged us to craft something new. Through the use of mime, simple songs, dance and congregational participation, differences will be set aside so that all may contemplate the amazing gifts from God, our careless management of them, and the hope that, with God, our land can be healed. Worship will begin about 3:45.
Prairie Fire, the MNO Worship Band, invites you to Oodena Circle at 6:30 p.m.
Imagine it! Summer sunshine, live music, and ecumenical worship amidst thousands of happy Christians! You are invited.
Dress comfortably; bring a lawn chair, sunscreen, and water. Look for our friendly volunteers-they'll be the people wearing yellow pinneys and a big smile.