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20 | January 25, 2018 | The Lockport Legend faith lockportlegend.com FAITH BRIEFS First Congregational United Church of Christ (700 E. 9th St., Lockport) First Class Kids Preschool Registration To register children for openings contact Sue, call (815) 838-8133. Greet & Meet over Treats 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Children’s Sunday Mornings 9:45 a.m. Second through fourth Sundays. Stories with Puppets. Contemplative Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays. Casual blend of music & meditation over scripture. No Experience Necessary Bible Intro For times & dates call office (815) 838-2091. Dartball 7 p.m., first, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Worship 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Communion First Sunday of the month. Voices 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s program which helps them discover the Messiah through stories, drama and crafts. First United Methodist Church of Lockport (1000 S. Washington St., Lockport) Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:25 a.m. Worship Circle of Love 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Circle of Love provides diapers, feminine and incontinence products to clients who are qualified to use the local FISH Food Pantry. For more information, call (815) 838-1017. Communion First Sunday of the month. Joliet Seventh-Day Adventist Church (21514 W. Division St., Lockport) Saturday Services 9:30 a.m. Sabbath school; 10:45 a.m. Worship Hour. Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Attendees can share their praise reports and prayer requests. The call-in number is (530) 881-1200. When prompted enter the access code: 761835 then the # key. The prayer line is free, and there is no additional cost beyond regular phone charges. St. Dennis Church (1214 S. Hamilton St., Lockport) Daily Mass Times 8 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:15 a.m. Wednesday 8 a.m. Friday with communion service Saturday Mass 4:30 p.m. Sunday Mass 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. All are welcome. Teen Mass 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 and 27. Healing Prayer Following the Saturday mass and 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sunday mass. All are welcome. Contact Parish Secretary at secretary@saint -dennis.org or call (815) 838- 2592 for more information. Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (15625 S. Bell Road, Lockport) Sunday Services 8:15 a.m. Orthros; 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy; 10 a.m. Sunday School. For more information, call (708) 645- 0652. THRIVE Church (1605 Washington St., Lockport) Worship Services 10 a.m. service; Meet and greet with coffee at 9:30 a.m. and Children’s Church — infant to fifth grade — also at 10 a.m. New summer hours; all are welcome to join for coffee, fellowship, worship and the word. Thrive Youth 7 p.m. Wednesdays night youth gatherings Thrive Small Groups 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays night gatherings Women’s Bible Study 7-8:30 p.m. Every other Monday. The group meets at Charity McCarthy’s home in Lockport. For more information you can reach her at charitymccarthy1@gmail. com. Upper Room 7:30 p.m. Saturday nights. Upper Room is for 18-35 year olds to gather for a time of worship, teaching and fellowship at the Buck’s home in Homer Glen. For more information, contact Phil and Nicole Buck at pnbuck@att. net. Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church (925 E. 9th St., Lockport) Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 To register, call (815) 838- 0708. Sundays Service 9 a.m. and 10:35 a.m. Saturday Service 5 p.m. Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays Weight Watchers 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays weighin, meeting starts at 6 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays for beginners 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays for established members All meetings are “closed door” First Baptist Church of Lockport (800 Thornton St., Lockport) Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Wednesday Night AWANA Clubs 6:15-8 p.m. for children 3 years old through sixth grade Angel Food House Food Pantry 12:15-1 p.m. Sundays and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Open to the public. Grace Baptist Church (501 N. State St., Lockport) Sunday Schedule 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:45 a.m. Morning service; 6 p.m. Night service. Cross Point Church of Lockport (17530 W. Fox Hollow Drive, Lockport) Sunday Service 10 a.m. For more information, call (815) 838-9105. St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church (312 E. 11th St., Lockport) Worship Services 8:30 a.m. Sundays, Holy Eucharist; 9:15 a.m., Adult and Children’s Formation (every second and fourth Sunday of the month); 10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist. Every Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Morning worship; 7 p.m. Evening Worship. Holy Eucharist 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. For more information, call (815) 834-1168 or email office@stjohns-lockport-il.org. Wednesday Services 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. 12 Step Meetings 8 p.m. Mondays, 7 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. Fridays. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (1500 S. Briggs St., Lockport) Divine Worship 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. Sundays with Fellowship to follow at 10 a.m. For more information, call (815) 838-1832. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (18101 W. Oak Ave., Lockport) Sunday Services 8:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. Morning worship, Nursery ministry (ages infant to 4) and Youth church (ages 5-12); 12 p.m. Adult Bible Study. For more information, contact (815) 774-1016. Have something for Faith Briefs? Contact Assistant Editor Jacquelyn Schlabach at j.schlabach@22ndcentury media.com or call (708) 326- 9170 ext. 15. Information is due by noon Thursday one week prior to publication. In Memoriam Leigh Anne Kelley (nee Sharapa) Leigh Anne Kelley (nee Sharapa), 50, of Lockport, died Jan. 21. She was born in Joliet and was a lifelong resident of Lockport. She was a volunteer in the Lockport school district for many years where she worked countless hours and many events. She loved her dogs, friends and family, ...to place your Classified Ad! Call 708.326.9170 and was always her children’s biggest fan at all of their sporting events. She is survived by her husband of 25 years. Mike Kelley; three sons; Sean, Ryan and Quinn Kelley; father, Alexander Sharapa; brother, Michael (Linda) Ganster; mother-in-law; Sharon (Richard) Morelli; fatherin-law; Glendall (Terrie) Kelley; and brother-in-law Glenn Kelley. The Kelley family would like to thank all of the doctors and nurses at Edwards Hospital for their exceptional love, care and support over the last eight years. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Rover Rescue, Will County Center for Community Concerns, or any animal shelter in Leigh’s name would be appreciated. Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 25, in the O’Neil Funeral Home chapel, 1105 E. 9th St. Lockport, from 3-8 p.m. Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email j.schlabach@22nd centurymedia.com with information about a loved one who was a part of the Lockport community.

lockportlegend.com life & arts the Lockport Legend | January 25, 2018 | 21 D92 bands heat up the stage at Winter Concert Mary Compton Freelance Reporter When an eighth-grade saxophone player from the Oak Prairie Jazz Band became ill before the Winter Concert on Thursday, Jan. 18, band director Bill Rank knew the show must go on. So, sitting among the sax players in the front row, Rank did double duty of performing and directing. “I’ve done this before,” Rank said. “I jump right in. I can fill in on trumpet, on trombone and even on string bass if I needed to. I have a trumpet and clarinet with me all day.” The band director and music technology teacher from Oak Prairie was a bonus as he performed a solo along with other Jazz Band members at the Winter Concert at Ludwig School. “These students are selfmotivated,” Rank said. “They try and improve everyday; that is key at this age.” Besides being a band director and music technology teacher, Rank plays professionally in a band called Brass Tracks Jazz Orchestra. In fact, Rank brought the Oak Prairie Jazz Band to open for them at Hackney’s Restaurant a few weeks ago. “The experience of doing shows and performing, these students learn how to improvise and react to musicians in different ways,” Rank said. “Every night it’s a different story. The school stage sounds different than Hackney’s. Besides that, the students also learn to interact on stage and respond to each other and work together without talking to each other. Music is cool when you’re interacting with sound and visual clues.” One of the pieces performed by the band during the Winter Concert was “Paquito’s Revenge.” “It’s one of my favorite songs for the students to perform,” Rank said. “The song is influenced by Paquito D’Rivera, a saxophone player from Brazil. The harmonic progression is a nice minor two-five. It has nice flowing lines and the counter point with the horns and saxophones. It was a tough piece. We’ve been working on that song all year.” Jazz band member Keagan Schmeckpeper played a solo in “Paquito’s Revenge.” “I felt my solo went well,” Schmeckpeper said. “‘Paquito’s Revenge’ is one of my favorite songs to perform. I’d like to play ‘Danny Boy’ in the future.” The Oak Prairie Jazz Band will be busy performing at the upcoming Prairie State Jazz Festival and the Naperville Big Band Festival. For a closer venue, the band will perform at Lockport Township High School’s East Campus on March 9. Before the Jazz Band performed, the Ludwig fifth-grade band held their first performance of the year. The band is directed by Anissa Danley and Dee Nommensen who work with about 87 students. “The students did a nice job for their first concert,” Danley said. “We always get a little nervous that they can pull it all together and they did.” The fifth-grade band performed three songs, “High Adventure,” “Selections from Tradition of Excellence” and “Dragonfly.” “We like ‘Dragonfly,’” Danley said. “It’s been a tradition. All the fifth-grade Ivanna Gonzalez, member of the Ludwig fifth-grade band, performs “High Adventure” Thursday, Jan. 18, during the Winter Concert at Ludwig School. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media bands in the past 13 years have played it for their very first concert.” Playing the flute, Tara Mastorakos of Homer Glen enjoyed performing in her first concert. “I really enjoyed performing with everyone,” Mastorakos said. “My favorite song tonight was ‘Dragonfly.’ I’m looking forward to performing ‘Pink Panther.’” Another first for the evening was the first time Nommensen directed her 11-year-old son, Caden. “I wasn’t nervous at all,” Caden said. “My favorite song of the concert was ‘Dragonfly’ because we get to buzz our mouthpieces.” His mother Dee, couldn’t agree more. “I wasn’t nervous either,” she said. “The kids were fantastically prepared. We began rehearsing with them in September, they took all that training and put it together tonight. I work with them in small groups because I get to know them better and I get to help them be the best that they can be.” After the fifth-grade band performed, they turned their chairs around to view the performance of the Oak Prairie Jazz Band. “We do that to have the students see what they are listening to,” Danley said. “It shows them what they can do in a few years.” RIGHT: Hannah Hupke from Lockport performs “Dragonfly” with the Ludwig fifth-grade band during the Winter Concert.

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