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Center Stage: Purduette Worship Services at First United Methodist Church

Sunday, January 22, 2012

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The ladies were so excited to be back performing at First United Methodist Church! Before the worship services begin, the Purduettes are sure to fix their lineup and perform a sound check. Here, senior Ashlea Lidester practices the solo to “Hosanna.”


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Junior Chrissy Kvachkoff sings a solo in “Distance You Have Come” while the ladies back her up.


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Jeff directs the Purduettes in another soulful tune, “Wouldn’t Trade it for the World.”


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Senior Allie Rieth sings a soulful solo asking God to relieve her of her troubles in the Purduette classic, “Shackles.”


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The ladies perform a wide variety of pieces at the worship service – “He is Beautiful to Me” shows off the choral abilities of the women.


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In between the two services, senior Hannah Burris takes time to mingle with her family who came all the way from Brownsburg to attend worship.


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The congregation of First United Methodist Church graciously provided donuts and juice in between services. The meal helped to keep the Purduettes energized!


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In addition to enjoying the food and beverages served, the Purduettes took time to enjoy each other’s company while waiting for the second service to begin.


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New woman Brandi Fishburn starts off the second service with the first solo in “Shackles.”


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Junior Caroline LaDue connects her emotions to the words in the song as she delivers her solo.


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The Purduettes sing a traditional Hebrew prayer “Elohi N’tzor.” The lyrics translate to mean “O God, keep my tongue from evil and my lips from deceit.”


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Director Jeff Vallier addresses the audience and introduces the next tune the Purduettes will sing. He noted how most of the songs the ladies sang that morning directly related to Reverend Berger’s sermon about “Light in the Face of Tragedy and Disaster.”


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The ladies sing about God’s love in one of their favorite songs to perform, “Hosanna.”


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Jeff directs the Purduettes from their seats as they close the service with the Laura Story song, “Blessings.” The song drives home the sermon of the day and reminds us all to see light in the midst of darkness.

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