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Jonathan Oblander demonstrates some of the features of the organ at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. The organ was constructed by Berghaus Organ Company in Illinois, where Oblander is an employee. Go to to hear audio clips of Oblander playing the organ. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Music fills St. Johns Lutheran sanctuary

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St. Johns Lutheran Church in Park Rapids is now filled with the rich tones of a new, custom-built organ.

An "unveiling" of the instrument was Thursday evening at the church. The evening included demonstrations of the instrument's capabilities and lessons on how to use the organ.


The project has been in the works for about three years. The church organ committee hired a consultant to help them in the search for a new pipe organ. It's not a simple process.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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