STAMPEDE GOSPEL STAGE, AUGUST 10-13, 2017
From 1973-2017 the Western Church Service has given rodeo visitors an interdenominational gathering place outdoors in Triangle Park between the carnival and rodeo arena at Eastside Park. With western-style gospel music, message and a free Continental breakfast, the service runs from 8:30-9:45 AM Sunday, August 13. Speaker is Mike Liu, United States forest ranger for Methow Valley Ranger District. Song leader is Edna Mae Hinger, Okanogan, formerly of the Okanogan County Forty-Niners Dance Band. A free-will offering is taken. Come as you are!
Coordinated by Christians In Action with participants from many Okanogan County churches, the Gospel Stage features musicians and speakers from about 5:00-10:00 PM, Thursday through Saturday, and after the parade Sunday, with sound provided by the Behrent Family.
Scheduled are: a brass trio with Rev. Chris Warren, Roy Bowden, Kathleen Christensen; Loose Change, a bluegrass group with Kathy Petersen, April Garbat-Vaughan, Lyn Pearce, Brenda Behrent. Worship Teams and leaders are: Kimberly Pfitzer,New Beginnings Church, Okanogan; Jon Hayse, New Life Church, Okanogan; Caleb Knowlton, River of Grace Church, Tonasket. Also ministering are Joe Rhoads, Randy Redman, Nicole Unser, Elder Lori Cranfill, Bryon Craig, Tina Schmidt, Carl Berhent family—Brenda, Jeremy, Janna and Carl’s son-in-law Shane Marlow of East Wenatchee Breath of Life.
Eglesia Del Tercer Dia (Church Of The 3rd Day), Tonasket, led by Pastor Raul Martinez will present music and message in Spanish Friday, 5PM and Saturday 7PM.
A hospitality booth features Bibles, literature, refreshments and kids crafts. All activities are free with donations gladly accepted. Available by donation are a Loose Change Folk/Bluegrass CD, and a history of the Sonshine Cross on Shellrock Point, Omak. For info: 509-422-4660, www.okanoganchristiansinaction.org, and like us on FB okanoganchristiansinaction.
GOSPEL STAGE SCHEDULE:
Located between the Carnival and Rodeo Arena
THURSDAY, August 10
5:00pm – PRAYER
5:30pm – BRASS TRIO: ROY BOWDEN, REV CHRIS WARREN & CHRISTENSEN (Omak & Okanogan)
6:00pm – JOE RHODES (Riverside)
6:30pm – RANDY REDMAN (Omak)
7:00pm – LOOSE CHANGE— KATHY PETERSON, APRIL GARBAT-VAUGHAN, LYN PEARCE, BRENDA BEHRENT (WA, CA, KS)
FRIDAY, August 11 – ROCK THE PARK!
4:30pm – PRAYER
5:00pm – SPANISH SERVICE with REV RAUL MARTINEZ and Eglesia Del Tercer Dia (Tonasket)
6:15pm – PASTOR LORI CRANFILL, New Beginnings Church (Okanogan)
7:00pm – Worship Team: New Beginnings Church with REV KIMBERLY PFITZER, PAUL FOUNTAINE, RENEE MARTIN, RAMONA PFITZER (Okanogan)
8:15pm – Worship Team: River of Grace Church with CALEB & AUSTIN KNOWLTON, EITHAN KNOWLTON, KEEGAN MCCORMICK, CHARITY MCCORMICK (Tonasket)
9:30pm – BEHRENT FAMILY: CARL, BRENDA, JEREMY, JANNA with SHANE MARLOW of Breath of Life Worship team (Omak, East Wenatchee)
SATURDAY, August 12
4:30pm – PRAYER
5:00pm – New Life Church Worship Team with REV JON HAYSE, LISA HAYSE,MAGGIE KUBO, BRYON CRAIG, ELIJAH RAY (Omak, Okanogan, Malott, Conconully)
6:00pm – NICOLE UNSER (Riverside)
7:00pm – SPANISH SERVICE with REV RAUL MARTINEZ and Eglesia Del Tercer Dia (Tonasket)
8:00pm – BRYON CRAIG (Malott)
8:30pm – BEHRENT FAMILY: CARL, BRENDA, JEREMY, JANNA with SHANE MARLOW, Breath of Life Worship team (Omak, East Wenatchee)
9:30pm – LOOSE CHANGE—KATHY PETERSON, APRIL GARBAT-VAUGHAN, LYN PEARCE, BRENDA BEHRENT (WA, CA, KS)
SUNDAY, August 13
8:30-9:45am – WESTERN CHURCH SERVICE ~ FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST!
Speaker: MIKE LIU, Methow Valley Forest Ranger
Musician: EDNA MAE HINGER & accordian former Forty-Niners Band Member (Winthrop, Okanogan)
Noon – KATHLEEN CHRISTENSEN, piano (Omak)
12:30pm – TINA SCHMIDT (Omak)
EDNA MAE HINGER: I grew up on a ranch west of Riverside. From a young teenager, I played either the guitar or piano with a couple of small dance bands.
I played accordion and sang with the 49’ers for sixteen years, starting when I was seventeen, and we played all over the area, including Riverside, Winthrop, Osooyos, Wenatchee, Coulee City, but I think the most remembered hall was Maple Hall.
Upon retirement after 25 years at the PUD I started doing singalongs at rest homes in the area and have done that regularly at least 5 times a month for thirty years. I’d have to say I receive more enjoyment playing rest homes of anything I have done. I am an active member of the United Methodist Church at Conconully, commonly called the Little White Church.
MIKE LIU: Currently district ranger on the Methow Valley Ranger District with over 30 years working for the Forest Service in places like Colorado, Alaska, California, Montana, Idaho, Washington and upstate New York. Immigrated to the US when I was 5 years old, I am a Gideon and have been involved in oversees mission work in places like Honduras, Pakistan, and Southeast Asia. I am a lay minister who enjoys teaching and sharing from God’s word.
LOOSE CHANGE: Kathy Peterson’s gospel band, originally formed in 1997. She’s been playing the 12-string and singing gospel music for over 40 years. Her Appalachian roots really show up in the selection, arrangements, and performance of the latest Loose Change play list. The group released a CD as a fundraiser for Christians In Action, http://www.theloosechangegospelband.com. She’s also written a book, Fish Tales, about her years in Alaska.
Married to Rod Peterson for almost 50 years she’s retired from the USDA Forest Service with 20 years of service in the Methow Valley, and now resides in Aguanga, CA.
Other members of the band are Brenda Behrent, Omak, Lyn Pearce, Riverside, and April Garbat-Vaughan, Whittier, CA.