LAPORTE | It’s time to “Awaken O’ Barren Land and Worship the Holy One of Israel -- Yeshua (Jesus).” The free two-day event June 1 and 2 includes powerful presentations on how the Lord has lifted lives from the depths of despair, sacred services to proclaim praise and worship the wonders of God’s great power, and Christian concerts by the nationally-acclaimed Marty Goetz to emanate the energy of the Lord. The public is invited to The River Christian Fellowship Church, 2699 N. State Road 39, LaPorte, for the weekend worship. A love offering will be taken.
Saturday, June 1:
10 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.: welcome/opening
10:10 to 10:30 a.m.: worship with Goetz
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: session 1: Shelly Volk’s Israel and the Church
11:30 a.m. to noon: question and answer time
Noon to 1:30 p.m.: break for lunch
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: session 2: Volk’s Israel and the Church
2:30 to 3 p.m.: question and answer time
3 to 6 p.m.: break for dinner
6 to 8 p.m.: praise and worship concert with Goetz
Sunday, June 2:
10 a.m. to noon: speaker Volk and worship with Goetz
For more information, call the church at 219-324-8463. Pre-registration is requested at www.rivercf.org/ and click on red banner.
Goetz’s songs are scriptures set to acoustical/classic arrangements. He began in 1965 singing at his Bar-mitzvah. While studying English at Carnegie Mellon University, Goetz sang at clubs and dinner theaters as half of “Bert and Marty.” After graduation, the duo performed in New York City and was named Best New Act of 1974. Then Bert found Jesus. Goetz broke up the act and became a songwriter and cabaret entertainer until 1978 when he went to pop and moved to Los Angeles.
Provoked by the increasing numbers of born-agains in his life, Goetz began reading the Bible “looking for loopholes.” He realized that “the Jesus of the New Testament was the Messiah my people have been longing for.” Goetz performed with Debby Boone. He has ministered before congregations and shared his musical talents with Focus on the Family, Insight for Living, TBN, Promise Keepers, Billy Graham Training Center/The Cove and CBN.
He has been recording music since 1985 and lives near Nashville, Tenn., with his wife Jennifer and their daughter Danyel Misha. For more information, visit web site www.martygoetz.com
In 1975, Volk left a Wall Street firm where he was executive vice president, sold what he owned and gave to the poor. He served as a leader of Ben Israel Ministries sharing the Gospel worldwide. In 1985, Volk and his family went to Phoenix, Ariz., where he served as senior pastor of Phoenix Messianic Congregation and hosted Jewish Voice Broadcasts International television and radio programs. In 1987, Volk served as pastor of a congregation in Paradise Valley, Ariz., which grew to more than 500. He has been a senior pastor for years.
Volk and his wife June have a home fellowship and host “For Zion’s Sake,” a radio program airing weekday mornings. They have been married for 48 years and have three children and 11 grandchildren. She wrote the book, “The God Who Answers by Fire – A Jewish Saga,” detailing their walk with Jesus. For more information, visit web site www.junevolk.com