New organ at local church hits just the right note for congregation | Community Spirit
SALISBURY - When Judy Adams wrote to WBTV last week about the new church organ being delivered on Sunday, you could sense her excitement. And on Sunday, that excitement reverberated throughout the entire congregation at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in China Grove.
The church took delivery of a new Fisk organ. After major renovations to the interior of the church, which was originally built in 1917, the members of the congregation actually carried in the pipes, helping to unload the truck which carried the organ from Massachusetts.
Here's how Judy explained the process: "Our service generally ends about Noon, and then there will be a very quick brunch to restore our energy to continue the Lord’s work. The Fisk organ builders will spend about 3 weeks getting things in order. This process will take quite a while so we’ll not have use of the organ, yet. After a Christmas break, they will return to China Grove and begin to “voice” the instrument. Fisk is a U.S.A. company and they craft all the parts themselves. They take great pride in their work. Fisk also has a marvelous web-site where their process is detailed and their projects are listed...http://cbfisk.com Exciting times happening here!!!"It took just over 3 hours and many hands just to unload Opus 143. Now the congregation will wait patiently while technicians get the organ up and running, then they'll look forward to years and years of beautiful music, remembering the day they had a hand in bringing it all together.