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 (Program 2396 airing Sunday, January 03, 2015

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January 3, 2016

9:30 AM Service: 748

(  Taping Sunday )

Program 2499 - Airs 1/24/2016

Prior Week Church Attendance

    9:30 AM Service:   12/27  =  752  

    6:00 PM Service:   12/27  =    68

Contemporary Service

December 27, 2015

11:15 AM Service:   223

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Church Report Update

52nd Week Ending

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Church Offerings

Hour of Power Revenue

As of June  2015


Collective Offering: $

9:30 AM Offering: $

11:15 AM Offering: $

Evening Offering: $

Credit Card: $

Mid-Week Mail: $

12/24 Christmas Eve: $


Year To Date Offerings: $

Year To Date Goal $

Short of Goal by: $












HOP Revenue: $

HOP Expenses: $

HOP Net Operations: $




NOTE: The figures below represent INCOME, Expense and Net Operations as presented at the Congregational Meeting July, 19, 2015.

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Old LA Times article surfaces, dated September 26, 1991

Clipboard : Arvella Schuller Carillon At Crystal Cathedral

September 26, 1991|JANICE L. JONES

Every Sunday around 9:30 a.m., James Lawson ascends the Crystal Cathedral's Crean Tower in a basket-like hoist to begin his weekly performance on the world's second largest carillon, located atop the 142-foot spire.

The 52-bell instrument is played manually from a clavier (keyboard) located in a small room just beneath the bells. "Many people assume they are electronic," said Tanya Kirkland, an attendant at the prayer chapel in the base of the spire. "They're surprised when I tell them there is a man up there playing them."

After reaching a platform, Lawson, 72, must climb an 18-foot ladder before taking his place at the clavier. The bells are fixed, only the clappers move. The clavier is similar to a piano, but instead of keys, it has a double row of wooden baton-like handles. Melodies are played by striking the handles with the outside of a half-clenched fist, activating a system of springs, levers and wires attached to the clappers. The large bass bells are sounded by foot pedals, similar to those on an organ.

The bells, cast at the Royal Eijsbouts Foundry in Holland, can be played electronically from the organ keyboard inside the church, but the clappers are then activated by a solenoid, "and the melody loses expression," said Lawson.

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Happenings, et cetera at Shepherd’s Grove Church

Casey Burns, long time volunteer facilitator at Divorce and Grief Recovery at the Crystal Cathedral passed away December 23, 2016.  

The financial data and church attendance printed in the Sunday Bulletin has been “hit and miss” lately.  This week, January 8, bulletin sports only a “checkered bar” at the bottom of the page where the January 1 attendance and offering generally appears. Maybe next week it will reappear again.

Kudos to Pastor Bobby Schuller for wearing vestments in the pulpit for the Sunday morning traditional services. Feedback from Pen’s Opinion viewers indicates an opinion that clergy who wear vestments in the pulpit during a service have more authenticity and legitimacy than those who do not.