Worship service with a country twist

Music includes folk, bluegrass


FROM THE HEART—Ken Ypparila, left, and Nancy Lee perform Feb. 16 during Ascension Lutheran’s weekly country spirit service. DAWN MEGLI-THUNA/Acorn NewspapersAfter a sermon on the Beatitudes—blessings recounted by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount—during a recent Saturday service, the worship band at Ascension Lutheran Church played Skip Ewing’s “The Gospel of Luke.”
The country ballad tells the story of a homeless man named Luke who carries his Bible in a Crown Royal bag, bows his head to say gra...

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