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Maria Bucka Farewell Sunday (MTKA)

Worship

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Maria Bucka, Director of Music and Founding Director of Bethlehem Music Series, will retire after 45 remarkable years of leading Bethlehem’s worship and music ministry. We’ll celebrate her ministry with a blessing during worship and a whole lot of gratitude! Save the date and watch for more details to come!

Date:

January 23 @ 9:30 am

Event Information:

Maria Bucka, Director of Music and Founding Director of Bethlehem Music Series, will retire after 45 remarkable years of leading Bethlehem’s worship and music ministry. We’ll celebrate her ministry with a blessing during worship and a whole lot of gratitude! 

In 1977 Maria Bucka along with 35 others applied for the organist position at Bethlehem.  She became one of 4 finalists and as part of the audition led worship for the first time on January 30. She was offered the job the next day. Maria recalls “...sitting at the organ playing for worship and hearing this wonderful congregation sing, and I was just transported! It was a little bit of heaven...I was really smitten by the worship that happened here - the sense of awe, reverence, and the wonderful choir...."

You are invited to share well-wishes, thanks and memories of Maria here.