Summer Worship Services – June 20, 2010
Mona - 9:00 a.m.
27th, 10:00 a.m. - Lyle Park - 4th of July Celebration
Worship Services July 4 - July 25
Mona - 9:00 a.m.
Worship Services August 1 - Sept. 5
Six Mile Grove - 9:00 a.m.
Services: July 11 – Aug. 22
Mona - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Services
Six Mile Grove - 7:30 p.m.
join us! We'd love to see you!
for Jesus” is about to begin for another season at the Mona Lutheran
Church, Mona, IA. A unique musical ministry begun in 1972, it which takes
place outdoors on the east lawn & parking lot of the church at 7:30
pm on designated Sunday evenings in a refurbished chicken coop. The audience
sits in their cars; to show their appreciation and approval of the musical
and spoken messages, they are encouraged to “honk their car horns!”
a variety of musical offerings including single performers, trios, quartets
and blue grass fiddlers. There is something for everyone from traditional
to contemporary hymns and songs. The spoken messages vary. But, the main
concern is draw people to a comfortable setting for worship with an important
mission and message—that of our Lord Jesus Christ! Many good friendships
have been formed over the years. All denominations welcome!
services draw folks from a wide area in southern Minnesota and northern
Iowa. The focus of each service is presenting Christ’s message of
hope and encouragement through music and faith stories. Some of the people
attending may have problems, may be seeking help that may come to them
as they listen to the phrases of a contemporary gospel song or someone’s
are held in early evening to attract senior citizens and others, perhaps
with health problems, who may not be able to come to a morning service.
Overall, the intent is to provide a worshipful experience for all in a
casual, warm & friendly atmosphere. Once the service is over, all
are welcome to join the sponsoring congregations of Mona and Six Mile
Grove Lutheran Churches for coffee and refreshments.
Mona Lutheran Church is located 1 mile south of Lyle, MN on Hwy 218, turn
Right onto Mona Drive & go approximately 1⁄4 mile SW on 500th
Street to Epic Ave, turn left & go 1/8 mile south OR: 8 miles north
of Saint Ansgar, IA on US Hwy 218, turn Left onto Mona Drive & go
approximately 1⁄4 mile SW on 500th Street to Epic Ave, turn left
& go 1/8 mile south.
11, 2010 - David Courey and Beth Crosby
2010 - Gary Froiland
2010 - Praise Him
2010 - The Hayward Quartet
2010 - Mona Men's Quartet
2010 -The Foundation Quartet
2010 - Saratoga Boys
11, 2010 - DAVID COUREY & BETH CROSBY:
Courey: David moved to Albert Lea, MN from Helena, Montana 3-years ago
in June 2005, and currently works at Farmers State Bank as their CFO
in the Albert Lea office. David has been a guitar worship Leader in
Montana for 9 years at a Church called “Last Chance Chapel.”
is part of the worship leadership of “Our Fathers House”,
located in Albert Lea. David has played the guitar at various locations
since living in Minnesota, such as: Chamber of Commerce Events, Farmers
Market, St. John’s Lutheran, Good Samaritan, National Day of Prayer.
His music style specializes in both contemporary and “Old Time”
gospel, John Denver, James Taylor and other easy listening music. He
is single and resides in Glenville, MN.
Beth Crosby was raised in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, but was
born in northern Wisconsin and calls both places home. Beth was performing
onstage at a very early age and was active in community and summer stock
theatre, band and choir for most of her childhood. She attended Minnesota
State University in Mankato where she was involved in several theatre
productions and choirs, and earned her bachelor's degree in music with
the hopes of a career in musical theatre. She currently resides in Minnesota
her college years, Beth entered a difficult and painful period in her
life. She was introduced to Jesus Christ by a friend in 1991 and she
accepted the call to music ministry shortly thereafter. Beth quickly
became active as a vocalist and worship leader, most notably serving
as lead vocalist in the band Free and Clear from 1998 to 1999, and now
serves as a vocalist for the band Spirit and Truth based in Mankato,
Minnesota. She launched her solo music ministry in 2004 with the release
of her debut album, "Closer" and currently ministers throughout
the Midwest as a singer, worship leader and speaker. Beth is also a
founding member of Heart to Heart Music Ministries, a ministry devoted
to proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ through music and assisting
others called to music ministry in the areas of prayer support, vocal
and music training, performance coaching and encouragement.
journey into Christian radio began in January of 1999 when she began
at KJLY as a part-time on-air minister. Her role grew to a full-time
evening position at KJLY, and then to on-air minister and operations
manager at KJCY Radio in Mason City, Iowa. She left the radio ministry
in 2002 to pursue her music ministry, but returned in 2005 to host the
one o'clock hour each weekday for the Kinship Christian Radio family.
Besides music and radio, Beth also enjoys custom framing artwork, working
part-time at a cancer center in Mankato and spending time with her family.
Above all things, Beth enjoys worshipping the Lord and serving Him in
whatever capacity He asks.
25, 2010 PRAISE HIM – Glenville, MN
the Lord with joy; come before Him with happy songs!" - Psalm 100:2
"Dear Friends in Christ, Thank you for inviting Praise Him to join
you in worship! We are looking forward to sharing God's message through
scripture, word, and songs. Please pray for us as we seek the Lord regarding
these things. It is a privilege to worship together, to gather without
fear, and to anticipate that God will reveal to each of us as we diligently
meet him in prayer. As Psalm 73:26 assures us, we will surely rejoice
and be glad! My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength
of my heart and my portion forever. May God's blessings come to pass,
as His strength is made evident in your church and in your homes! Love
and peace - Praise Him."
Back for the third year, PRAISE HIM is a group of committed Christians
whose mission is to glorify God and praise His Holy Name. They have
traveled throughout southern Minnesota, as well as southern Wisconsin,
Kansas and Iowa. Members are David and Carrie Paulson, Arlen and Colleen
Brekke, Larry and Emily Otto, and Larry and Terry Jenson. www.smig.net/praisehi
1, 2010 - HAYWARD QUARTET (Hayward/Trondhjem Quartet & Pastor Scott
Trondhjem Quartet started singing as a quartet in 1996 after Pastor
Scott Meyer was called to serve the Hayward Lutheran and Trondhjem Lutheran
congregations. During the time that Pastor Scott served these congregations,
the quartet included two retired farmers, Phil Tennis, a who sings baritone
and Dan Johnson who sings bass; Kevin Lucas, tenor, who manages a hog
operation, and Pastor Meyer.
Meyer accepted a call to Waseca as an associate pastor. Because the
group enjoyed singing together and since Pastor Scott is a son of the
Mona congregation, the drive-in committee was pleased to be able to
include this quartet again for the 2009 season.
8, 2010 - Mona Men's Quartet – Mona, IA (Kurt, Lowell, Mark, Scott
Brothers grew up in the Mona Lutheran Church, the sons of Loren and
Margaret Meyer. Kurt, Lowell and Mark may be joined by family members
and friends to provide wonderful harmony and high quality religious
entertainment with a light touch of humor.
Brothers started their singing careers as children with frequent performances
for parents, grandparents, milk cows… anyone who would listen!
As they grew older, their careers took them in many different directions,
but the brothers always found a way to get together again to sing for
special occasions. And, for the last two years, the brothers have been
especially blessed to perform at Mona Lutheran Church’s summer
drive-in service where they have delighted audiences with their take
on gospel favorites, classic hymns and more.
the eldest of the singing Meyers, worked as a consultant to non-profits
for the last 28 years, most recently with Kairos, a nationally renowned
Christian resource development firm in St. Paul. He and his wife Paula
now live in Mitchell County and they have three children, Margaret,
Eleanor and Ethan.
a Sergeant with the Waterloo (Iowa) Police Department for the last 32
years, also serves as an agent for the Tri-County Drug Task Force. Mark
and his wife Ann (a Lieutenant with the Department) have three children:
Loren, Lana and Natalie, and welcomed their first grandchild this past
(baritone) is a social worker in St. Paul where he works for Goodwill/Easter
Seals as the clinical supervisor of its mental health services division.
He lives in Mendota Heights with his wife, Margaret, his wife’s
mother, Barbara and his children, Samuel and Georgia.
is the youngest of the brothers and is well known at Mona Lutheran Church.
Scott is pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley, Iowa, where he
has been since 2006. Previously, Scott served parishes in Waseca and
Hayward, Minnesota, Arlington, Iowa & currently, Sibley, Iowa. Scott
and his wife, Regina, have three children: Peter, Clara and Andrea.
15, 2010 - The Foundation Quartet of Apple Valley
no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which
is Jesus Christ." - I Corinthians 3:11 - This quartet sings a variety
of old Gospel favorites and enjoys reconnecting with the Mona crowd
that has gotten to know them so well over the several years that they
have been a part of our summer drive-in event.
Quartet enjoys making harmonious gospel music together. Like most gospel
music, their songs talk about the foundations of faith: the forgiveness
of sins through Jesus Christ, the joy of new life in Him, and the hope
of eternal life with Him in Heaven. Their travels have brought them
before groups all around the Midwest: Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota,
South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. They even have a winter "tour"
in the Phoenix area.
QUARTET is composed of four men who love the Lord and have chosen to
serve Him singing Southern Gospel Music. The messages and harmonies
of the songs we sing have brought encouragement and blessing, as we
minister to groups large and small all over the Midwest and on our Arizona
Tour during the frozen months. Bob Fallt, joined the Quartet in 1995,
a retired EFCA pastor of more than fifty years. He sings Tenor, as the
Manager for the group, is the one you contact when you want the group
to come to your church or special event. John Backstrom joined in 2006,
sings Lead, and is a retired American Airlines pilot. Because he is
the Treasurer, he is the one you give the “free will offering”
to when we sing for you. Dester Kile joined late in 2006. He sings Baritone,
and come to us with a wide variety of music ministry in his many years
of serving the Lord. Dale Tornell has been singing Bass in the Quartet
since 1999, when he retired from teaching fifth graders. Dale, the Transportation
Director, also helps with choosing music and coordinating recording
wives play a large part in our ministry. They not only give encouragement,
help, and prayers, they sell our projects, play the piano, organize
our lives, and run the soundboard. Though we sing a wide variety of
styles and tempos, we strive to show our love of close four-part harmony
by carefully choosing old and new gospel songs that speak to us, as
well as to our audiences. We sing in churches for worship services,
special concerts, banquets, adult fellowship groups, as well as gospel
conventions and sings.
22, 2010 - SARATOGA BOYS:
BOYS: The quartet comes from a little country church nestled in the
northeastern Iowa community of Saratoga. They sing a mixture of inspirational,
contemporary, and favorite old-time gospel melodies that will uplift
your spirit and challenge you to a deeper walk with the Lord. Though
each member has a different full-time occupation, everyone shares a
common desire to present the gospel in music as the Lord provides opportunity.
They are: Arnie Tonjes, first tenor; Harold Jensen, second tenor; Dan
Beran, baritone; and Steve Karels, bass. They are accompanied by Jane
Karels (Steve's wife).