When Robert Wadsworth passed away on February 1, 2017, his family asked that donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Lyons in his name or to the Organ Fund. Bob had faithfully served as our church's choir director for 45 years, and the Organ Fund began to grow.
In 2012, Bob's daughter, Becky, knowing that the organ was going to need some serious renovations in the near future, formed an Organ Committee to determine what needed to be done. The estimates on the work were staggering, and the renovations were tabled...until now.
Now we have a chance to not only preserve our organ, but also to preserve the memories and the impact Robert Wadsworth had on the musical and spiritual life of our church and our community.
Donations not designated "ORGAN FUND" or "MISSION PROJECTS" will be placed in the GENERAL OPERATING BUDGET.
Donations for the Organ Fund, Mission Projects, and/or General Operating Budget may now be made via PayPal (DONATE button), placed in the offering plate on Sunday morning, or mailed to:
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Keep Our Organ Playing
Fund Raising Goal
Our summer 2017 goal is to raise $5,867 to pay for work that needs to be done immediately.
Our next goal is to raise the remaining $40,540 by Spring of 2018. If successful, that will allow us to complete the work necessary to have this wonderful instrument, that was given to us by Myron C Taylor in 1925, properly demonstrated during the Organ Historical Society's National Convention in July 2018.
More details of Bob's music ministry, this gift to our church, its history with us, the convention, the builder, and those doing the delicate work of restoring it, will be added to this page in the weeks ahead.
Now, we are asking you to prayerfully consider making a donation to help us reach our goal of maintaining and growing our music ministry by preserving this unique and historical instrument. We invite you to visit our Facebook page (First Presbyterian Church Lyons NY) to listen to our weekly Hymn Sings and soon-to-be-posted organ selections. We love to share His word through music!!