Worship concert celebrates new album, launches Bless Minnesota

Calvary hosts "We Bless" with Heart of the City Worship Band on Feb. 25

GOLDEN VALLEY, MINN. – Known across the country for its energizing and inspiring worship events, the Heart of the City Worship Band is entering a new and exciting season of performance and partnership. In celebration, the 22-member group will present the “We Bless” Worship Concert on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 7520 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, Minn. The band will be joined by Calvary’s Expressions Choir.

The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken during the event to benefit Heart of the City, Bless Minnesota and Calvary’s music outreach ministries.

The concert will mark the release of We Bless, Heart of the City’s fifth album, as well as the launch of Bless Minnesota, a statewide effort to “adopt” every street in prayer. The new album features Bless Minnesota’s theme song, “We Will Pray,” among 14 other selections; a portion of all CD sales will benefit Bless Minnesota. Visit blessmn.org for more information on Bless Minnesota, to purchase a CD and/or to adopt a street in prayer.

Led by founding members Dan and Sandy Adler, Heart of the City is made up of 12 vocalists, a four-piece brass section, drums, percussion, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar and keyboards. The band’s music reflects a variety of worship styles—from hymns to contemporary praise—as well as the different ethnic backgrounds of the performers: African-American, Native American, Hmong, East Indian, Caucasian, Latino, Filipino, Chinese, Brazilian and Caribbean. Visit heartofthecity.org to learn more.

The mission of Calvary Lutheran Church is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Established in 1946, Calvary offers seven weekly worship services and a wide variety of programs for children, youth and adults. For more information, call 763-545-5659 or visit calvary.org.