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German country-western tunes at Stampede Breakfast

September 17, 2010 No Comment

Pastor Markus Zeuch sings country and western in English and German

CALGARY – Every year for 10 days in July, Calgary celebrates its cowboy roots with the Calgary Stampede. Many businesses, associations and churches join the fun by hosting a Stampede Breakfast.
St. Matthew in Bridgeland—a dual German/English-language congregation—chose Sunday, July 11, for its breakfast and decided the church basement would be the best venue given the cool temperatures.

Volunteers provided everyone with sausages, bacon, pancakes and eggs, with plenty of juice and coffee.
Pastor Markus Zeuch brought his guitar and entertained the group with country and western songs, sung in both English and German. According to the pastor, it was a “YEE-HAW good time!”

St. Matthew normally has two services each Sunday, German at 9:30 a.m., English at 11. After the breakfast, a satisfied group, including visitors from the US, moved into the church to worship together in a single bilingual service.

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