Church gives a lift with event


Need a spiritual lift after a long, dreary winter? Celebrate the renewal of spring with contemporary Christian music, drama, puppet shows and testimony by the members of the music ministry team Captive Free on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at Community Lutheran Church in Omar.

Captive Free is a seven-member team of young people from the U.S., Australia and Canada who joyfully share their talents with college campuses, schools, and other groups. Through their interactive program, the team members share their faith in a way that everyone in the audience can enjoy.

Captive Free is sponsored by the Minneapolis/St. Paul-based Youth Encounter. The concert’s theme will be “Calm the Storm.”

The energetic performance will feature the team members:

Christine Lange, a native of Mooroolbark, Australia, whose background includes working with people with disabilties, as well as singing with a variety of worship bands; Cindy McPeake, of Appleton, Wisc., who majored in recreation and wants to work with children in the ministry field; Samantha Oscar, a sophomore psychology major at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire who plans to become a Christian counselor for teens; Jorden Robinson, of Atlanta, Ga. by way of Kentucky, who studied theater arts and history at the University of Louisville; Shelly Schwain, of Nortonville, Kansas, who plans to attend Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas; Troy Stevenson, of Clintonville, Wisc., who lives on a horse ranch and whose hobbies include drumming and motorcycling; and Jeremy Thomas, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, who has a degree in science from the University of Saskatchewan and has spent time in China with Youth with a Mission.

For more information on the Captive Free performance, call the church at (302) 732-1156.