Sunday, April 15th at 4pm
Musical Tribute to the great American poet and hymnist
Sunday, April 15th at 4 p.m
Grace Lutheran Church
3149 Waverley St. Palo Alto, CA
Featuring the choirs of Grace Lutheran Church, First Lutheran Church, University Lutheran Church, and special guests.
Concert will be followed by a Palestine buffet reception.
Donations will be collected to benefit Bright Stars of Bethlehem, funding the new library at Dar al-Kalima University in Bethlehem, Palestine. An exhibitions and archive space in the library will be named in the honor of Herb Brokering.
About Herb Brokering
Herb Brokering(1926-2009) was recognized by Wheat Ridge Ministries as “Poet Laureate of the Lutheran Church” and is most famous for writing the words to the hymn “Earth and All Stars.” He was a promoter of healing, justice, and peace and led more than 100 pilgrimages to Europe, the Middle East, China, and India. For Pastor Brokering, the Christian life is one of uncovering God’s daily surprises at work in our world and in our lives, and we are the richer for his helping us to discover them.
“Thine the kingdom thine the prize thine the wonderful surprise…”
(Thine the Amen, ELW 826, verse 4)
“Walking the way, Christ in the center telling the story to open our eyes;
breaking our bread, giving us glory: Jesus, our blessing, our constant surprise.”
(Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen!, ELW 377, verse 2)
If you’re in the Palo Alto area, we hope you’ll join us on April 15th for this wonderful celebration of poetry and music, furthering Herb Brokering’s legacy of bringing the world closer together in mutual understanding.