01.The Last Shall Be First2:19
02.I Am the Dead Who Riseth4:21
03.I Shall Not Want2:22
04.As to the Lord2:59
In the small Illinois town of Bradbury, change doesn’t come often, and it certainly doesn’t come easily. So when Pastor Fletcher hires Emily Duke as the new choir director at Zion Lutheran Church, he unknowingly sets in motion a chain of events that turns the life of his congregation upside down.
“A delightful homage to Anne of Green Gables, complete with colorful characters who break the Eighth Commandment like pros!”
—Gretchen Roberts, digital marketer, pastor’s wife, avid reader of fiction, and Anne of Green Gables fan
The congregation is in a delighted tizzy as it prepares for the wedding of two of its own. Then the air conditioner breaks, the cake melts, and someone is rushed to the emergency room. As members of the church family encounter new trials, the congregation rallies together to support one another with God’s love, His promises of life and salvation, and maybe some snot-covered blouses.
“If you grew up in a small town, you have definitely known people like this—real people, with real sorrows, real struggles, and a very real Savior!”
—Rev. Jon D. Vieker, PhD, Senior Assistant to the President, LCMS
It’s summer break in Bradbury—and that means cookouts, cornfields, and county fairs! But at Zion Lutheran Church, the changes and chances of life don’t take a vacation. Pastor Fletcher must learn to share the parsonage bathroom. Mrs. Scheinberg must face the fact that not every problem can be solved by pie. And when a beloved member makes a life-altering announcement, the entire congregation must learn to trust more than just their crops to the Lord of the harvest.
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—Richard C. Resch, kantor and professor emeritus, Concordia Theological Seminary
—Rebecca Mayes, housewife and blogger
—Julia Habrecht, wife, godmother, and Lutheran school headmaster
—Teresa Becker, pastor’s wife and registered nurse