It's hard to believe we're almost a week away from Reformation Sunday! We have some exciting things coming up over the next couple months to look forward to! Reformation Sunday, October 30th, will have lots of music! The 9:00 a.m. service will feature The Brass Pack, a brass quintet from UNO, the choir, and the bell choir! Directly after the service we will be introduced to the architects and contractors followed by a time of fellowship.

Later that afternoon at 1:00 p.m. we will be hosting an Open House for the public to come and see the renovations. We will also have guided tours of our renovated facility. Rachel Ziegler, the designer of the mosaic artwork, will also be in here to explain the ideas behind her artwork. At 3:00 p.m., there will be an Organ Concert featuring Brent Shaw. Brent is an extraordinary organist and carriloneur! It will be a great concert with a wide variety of music, including a silent film with organ accompaniment similar to how movies used to be in the 1930s and 1940s! I hope to see you there to hear his hour-long performance of wonderful music!

On Sunday, November 20th, we will be having orchestra members from Concordia Senior High School joining us and sharing their music throughout the worship service! They will be directed by PHLC member, InYoung Park. Come and enjoy the beautiful string music!

Lastly, December 11th will be Lessons and Carols Sunday, featuring a wide variety of special music throughout the service. There will just be one morning service that day at 9:00 a.m. Later that afternoon, there will be an Organ Concert at 3:00p.m., played by myself, featuring an hour's length of Advent organ music! Please take advantage of these wonderful musical opportunities at PHLC. The musicians put a lot of hard work, time, and dedication into these performances, and it would be much appreciated for them to be received by a sizable audience!

Zach Hastings
Director of Music

Zach Hastings, Director of Music at Pacific Hills Lutheran Church Zach Hastings is the Director of Music at Pacific Hills Lutheran Church in Omaha Nebraska

Zach studied organ performance at Iowa State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music in 2016. He has been an organist, bell choir director, and director of worship primarily in the central Iowa area. He continually seeks opportunities to grow as a musician through various conferences and seminars. Zach currently serves on the Central Iowa American Guild of Organists (AGO) Executive Committee, and on the American Guild of Organists Young Organists (AGOYO) National Board.