Zion Organ Concert Series

The Zion Organ Concert Series is pleased to present:
Bálint Karosi
Concert Organist
on Sunday, June 24, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Free-will Donation

Bálint Karosi, composer and organist has won first prizes at the J. S. Bach Competition in Leipzig, the Dublin and Miami International Organ Competitions, the Improvisation Competition of the University of Michigan and the recipient of the 2014 Charles Ives Scholarship for composition by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has performed at Saint Sulpice in Paris, the Saint Thomas Church and Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Matthias Church and National Concert Hall in Budapest, the St Petri Dom in Bremer Dom and has been the featured organist for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation at the Cathedral of the Saint John the Divine in New York City. His compositions have been performed by the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Spectrum Symphony of New York, the Norfolk Festival Chorus, the Yale Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Boston Choral Ensemble.

In 2015 Bálint was appointed as Cantor at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church in downtown Manhattan, where he oversees an ambitious classical music program with a strong commitment to commissioning new music that is equally suited to concert and worship. Prior to this appointment, he served as Minister of Music at First Lutheran Church of Boston for eight years, where he founded and directed the acclaimed “Boston Bach Birthday,” a daylong celebration of the composer’s birthday, co-sponsored by the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and other art organizations in Boston.

Bálint has completed the academic portion of his doctoral studies in composition at Yale University. He holds a Master’s degree and an Artist Diploma from the Oberlin Conservatory, two Master’s degrees from the Liszt Academy in Budapest (in clarinet and organ performance), and two Prix de Virtuosités from the Conservatoire Supérieur de Genève in Switzerland. He has taught music theory at Yale University, organ and improvisation at Boston University, the University of Massachusetts Boston and the Oberlin Conservatory. He regularly gives concerts in the United States and in Europe, master classes on improvisation and hymn playing and is under concert management with Penny Lorenz.

Listen to Zion’s June 17 Worship Service

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, June 17, 2018

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Upcoming Events at Zion Lutheran Church Wausau

Upcoming Events

Thursday ● June 14
7:00 am Men’s Bible Class

Saturday ● June 16
5:15 pm Holy Communion

Sunday ● June 17
9:00 am Holy Communion; WSAU Radio
10:15 am Bible Study
11:00 am Holy Communion

Monday ● June 18
NO Quilting today

Tuesday ● June 19
9:00 am Bible Class
10:30 am Staff Meeting
1:00 pm Homeless Mats in church hall
6:00 pm Elders Team
6:30 pm GWCS Board Meeting in church hall
7:00 pm Church Council

Wednesday ● June 20
10:00 am Matins
6:30 pm Vespers

Thursday ● June 21
7:00 am Men’s Bible Class

Saturday ● June 23
11:00 am Dorothy Korzilius Memorial Service at Zion
5:15 pm Holy Communion

Sunday ● June 24
9:00 am Holy Communion; WSAU Radio
10:15 am Bible Study
11:00 am Holy Communion
3:00 pm Bálint Karosi Organ Concert in Zion’s nave


June 13 E-devotion


“For we know that if the tent, which is our earthly home, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” (2 Corinthians 5:1)

Here is the Christian’s courage.

A thousand things can attack us in the flesh, from accidents to illnesses, from crime to war. As we go into a day, we don’t know what will happen; every morning starts a venture of which we cannot see the ending. The unknown is so great, not only for each of us individually, but also for our families, neighborhoods, and churches.

Yet God has breathed His Holy Spirit into the believer, the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead. By His own word of promise, God declares that we belong to the world to come, the same world that broke into this earth through the death and resurrection of Jesus. The destruction of our “earthly tent” (our flesh, our homes, our lives as we now know them) cannot destroy our “heavenly tent,” the body of Christ.

God pitched that heavenly tent among you through the birth of His Son, and He opened the flap of it in His Son’s wounds, handing Him over for sinners. Now, He has zippered you securely in its shelter through the ministry of His Spirit, making for you a home in His mercy.

Of what shall you be afraid?

LET US PRAY: Fill me with courage, good Lord, and let no fear of loss or suffering prevent me from abiding with You, both here on earth and in the world to come; through Jesus, Your Son. Amen

Pastor Steven K. Gjerde

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Listen to Zion’s June 10 Worship Service

The Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 10, 2018