All-Church Musical

Sunday, May 20, 2018.  10:00 a.m.  In the Sanctuary


Followed by: An All-Church International Potluck (sponsored by the Chancel Choir, the Tongan fellowship, and the Ungers, Roger and Alene.) Bring your favorite cultural dish from anywhere in the world and join in the fun!


     Danny and The Shacks is a musical theater-style retelling of the faith adventures of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in ancient Babylon as told by the performing group, the HeartStrings. The story leads us through the adventures of Danny and his friends after they were captured in Babylon.

     When they arrive in Babylon, they are introduced to the “warrior lifestyle,” meaning King Neb (King Nebuchadnezzar) and everyone in the palace are obsessed with working out – warrior style. We will travel with the Shacks to the fiery furnace waiting for them when they refuse to bow down to a golden statue. We follow Daniel when he was thrown into the lion’s den for refusing to stop praying.

     The rest of our cast, seen in contemporary styles, will help us find the courage to stand for our God in different ways. Our characters sing and move to the music of songs that will have your toe tapping but also carry a powerful message inside each of them.

     The story is a Bible-inspired contemporary version of the famous stories of Daniel in the Lions’ Den and the heated experience of the Shacks: aka Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. They remind us of how difficult standing in our world is…and yet they help us remember exactly what can happen when we do follow God’s instructions and do His work.

     So please join us for a fun and different way to worship God in this new musical from the very talented writing pen of Christy Semsen and arranged utilizing the outstanding musical interpretative skills of her husband Daniel Semsen.

     HeartStrings is Trinity’s Multigenerational Choir, Drama, and Movement group.  With folks from 8 to 72 years old making up the cast, they have been hard at work to bring God’s message to you in a very special way.

     There will be laughter; there will be silliness, but there will definitely be a message to help us grow in God’s love! What did Helga and Heidi have to do with Babylon? Who are the Shackelles, anyway? Lions can sing? An obstacle course in the church? What gives? So come on down and rejoice in shared worship with friends, revitalize your life in His spirit; and refill your soul for another week as you work in the great big world outside!       

     Dress comfortably! Sit up close to the front so you can actually see the cast’s expressions! We won’t make you sing! Bring a dish to share after the musical if you can. But come to the worship service even if your work schedule won’t let you stay for the picnic! Games and potluck lunch immediately following the one service. Hope to see you!


So save the dateSunday, May 20   Starts at 10 a.m. after announcements at 9:45