Messiah will host a hymn festival at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The featured organist is Benjamin Kolodziej, chapel organist at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas.
Kolodziej holds an undergraduate degree in organ performance as well as graduate degrees in sacred music and theology from SMU. A composer of organ music published by Concordia Publishing House, Kolodziej is a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Plano, Texas.
The entire district is invited to the festival. Please contact Rev. Scott Schilbe at 618-594-3912 or at pastormlc@
hotmail.com for more information.