Our church family recently had our Easter service at the Holland Performing Arts Center in downtown Omaha. I took a few
too many pictures. Here is a sampling of some of them. It was a beautiful morning in a beautiful venue.
Our church is called Coram Deo, which means “in the presence of God”
It’s hard to capture the size and beauty of the venue, but it’s a very nice and warm venue.
Empty chairs ready to be filled.
Four of the singers practice singing the opening hymn.
One person sits and listens during rehearsal.
As people started to come for the service, there were plenty of opportunities to capture shots of families all dressed up for Easter.
A dad and his son look out the window together.
LOTS of family photos. Most of them turning out like this one.
Choir robes hang, ready to be worn by the choir members.
The service started with a dark room that gradually lit up with each stanza of the Doxology.
The choir joins in the singing of the Doxology.
There was some great singing and music from the band, orchestra, and choir.
David Potter played the piano and lead the music for the morning.
The guitarist also busted out his accordion.
The stage gave me some great angles to work with for some neat shots.
The string section was a great addition to the music of the morning.
A shot from above.
One of the string players playing during one of the worship songs.
A close up shot of one of the string players from above.
Some songs called for some electric guitar.
Rarely do I get the opportunity to take a picture of a drummer in decent lighting.
Here’s a dramatic shot of the drummer.
She has an incredibly powerful and beautiful voice.
In fact, all the musicians and vocalists are very talented.
The string section.
A shot from below.
This is me attempting to show the size and feel of the place.
It was a very neat experience to hear about 1000 people singing together with the band and choir.
Pastor Bob Thune preaching during the service.
Pastor Bob Thune explaining what Easter is about.
Pastor Bob Thune talking about the resurrection.
Pastor Bob preaching.
Pastor Bob preaching.
The service ended with more music and singing.
A shot from behind the cross of the first two levels of the Holland.
And after the service all the cute little boys and girls and their families left to celebrate Easter at their homes.