Sunday, March 20, 2022 – Anniversary Service – Sarah Hawbecker, guest organist

On March 20, we welcomed Sarah Hawbecker as our guest organist, to play both the prelude and postlude.  Ms. Hawbecker served as organist and Chancel Choir Director at Bethlehem from 1988 – 1990 and is currently Organist and Director of Children’s Music at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta, GA, where she has served since 1996.  In addition, she is an active recitalist, winner of numerous competitions, and has presented at professional workshops.  Ms. Hawbecker’s performances have been recorded and broadcast on American Public Media’s radio program Pipedreams®.  During the Q&A session following worship, she related that it was her friendship with Susie DePasquale that brought Susie to BLC as our organist.  Susie served faithfully for 30 years.  Sarah also shared that one of her fondest memories of her time at BLC was “breakfast with the choir at Friendly’s, all the wonderful, supportive people, and teaching young piano students.”