Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Worship With Imagination…and Sitar

Make sure to mark your calendars, because on Sunday evening, April 1 at 7:00pm, as a preview of their Re-Imagine Worship roll-out, Redeemer Church will be welcoming the musical group Aradhna. Aradhna means “worship” in the Hindi language, and the music we’ll be hearing consists primarily of bhajans (traditional devotional songs) addressed to Jesus.

Led by Chris Hale, an extraordinary musician who was raised by missionary parents in India and Nepal, Aradhna uses a sitar, guitar, and tabla (small Indian drum) to create an evocative and worshipful atmosphere. You can hear a sample of their music by going online at

Part concert, part multi-sensory worship experience, part sneak preview of Redeemer's new Sunday evening “emerging” worship gathering – this promises to be a very special evening. There is no admission charge, but a free will offering will be taken. Redeemer Lutheran Church is located at 1016 Gillick St., Park Ridge. For details and directions, call 847-823-3634 or visit them online at


nanette said...

Wow, this sounds really wonderful. I love sitar and tablas...If we didn't have a gathering ourselves at Wicker Park Grace I would totally join them at Redeemer!

Kristine Socall said...

I'm there! Let me know if you'd like to carpool from the Wheaton area.