Music workshop to be offered at First Lutheran

A music workshop will be offered in Minot for anyone who loves to make music, ages 11 to adult. The sessions will be held from 1 to 5:30 p.m. June 24 at First Lutheran Church, 120 5th Avenue NW. The workshop will be followed by a worship service which is open to the public, according to a press release from the church.

The sessions will include choral ideas for vocal groups of any size and a workshop on percussion techniques and rhythms. Deacon Kari Files, who has her master’s degree in church music, will lead a workshop on helpful techniques for leading congregational singing. Attendees will receive music, handouts, and information.

A special presentation by Pastors Jon and Renee Splichal Larson will introduce a new liturgy of healing called “Mourning into Dancing.” This liturgy incorporates music written by seminarian Ben Larson before his death in the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The liturgy is arranged by Hans Peterson of Dakota Road, a songwriting, publishing, leadership and performance company that specializes in original faith filled music. The words and prayers are written by Pastor Susan Ruth Briehl.

Other presenters include church musicians Mark Schnabel, Nadine Holmly, and Rita Sundahl.

People can register in advance at

The cost is $35 per adult. Full-time students can attend for free. For more information, call 852-1655.