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Quartet wows audience

| August 28, 2017

COSHOCTON – The sanctuary of the Roscoe United Methodist Church was filled to near capacity and high energy on Saturday evening, Aug. 26 as the talents of Ernie Haase and Signature Sound filled the church with good ‘ol fashioned foot stompin’ southern gospel music with some new tunes added.

Mount Vernon native Timothy Noble, who performed his first concert at the age of three, opened up the concert with his talented piano and singing and received a standing ovation. Ernie Haase said this about Noble, “Timothy (Noble) has opened up for us a couple of times before. We were at Milton, West Virginia, at the pumpkin festival. I heard him for the very first time a couple of years ago and was blown away with his talent but more than anything though, his passion. I remember when I first started singing with The Cathedrals, I was 25. Two or three years before that, George, my future father-in-law, said to me, I can say a lot about your singing and your presentation and all that but I can see in your eyes that God has his hand on you. That’s what is going to take you and keep you. I see that in Timothy.”

Michael Hammond emceed the event, which was organized by Roscoe UMC director of music Les Widder. Volunteers helped prepare the church and the members of Coshocton County R.E.A.C.T. managed the parking and traffic flow along with church volunteers.

The concert was sponsored by Christian Health Care Ministries and was dedicated to now retired and long term Roscoe UMC organist Janet Mosier who, although unable to attend, watched the concert via FaceTime. Dale Sutton is the pastor of Roscoe United Methodist Church.

Ernie Haase said he enjoyed, “Just the community, to walk around and check out Roscoe Village. You can tell right away that this is a tight knit community. Having never been in this church I have great anticipation that we don’t have to manipulate or perform, we can just join in on what has already been taking place here in the community. And usually those are the best nights.”

Haase openly expresses his faith at the group’s performances, “We live in a society where there is a lot of discord and so with a quartet we work really hard to bring harmony and to make it blend. Those are great metaphors for what we try to do with our concerts. To bring harmony where there is discord and to show people that four guys can get along and blend together their lives, their different hearts and their passions and their calling.”

“We find that when we leave a place the feedback we get most of all is that we weren’t there for a consensus of opinion, we were there to celebrate the Savior.”

Haase said when asked if there was a message the group wants the audience to leave with, “There is a new song we’re singing. It’s called “Give Me Jesus” and I think the world is asking a lot of questions and looking for a lot of answers. The answer is all wrapped up in the eternal Christ.”

“We can keep pointing people towards what Jesus said was the way to follow. The way to serve and the way to be. I think that is our greatest calling in this day and age. So if you’re looking for something slick with a lot of flash and bang the answer is real simple but it’s hard, it’s hard to get people past all of the noise and realize that Jesus is the answer for the world today.”

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I live with my beautiful wife Nancy on a small farm just outside Coshocton. We have been married for thirty two years and have two grown children, Jessica and Jacob. Jessica is married to Aaron Mencer and they are employed with Coshocton City Schools. Jacob is a sophomore at Kent State University. I graduated from River View High School, have a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan University and am actively involved with the Roscoe United Methodist Church, serve on several local committees and am a member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served as Past-President. I love reading, especially military thrillers, the Civil War and history in general. My goal is to write a novel. My wife and I are also AdvoCare distributors and encourage anyone wanting to lose weight, gain energy and better health to explore AdvoCare at our website; www.fortunes4advocare.com. I love the media field, innovative technology and have worked in newspapers for over 30 years – in fact, my first job was delivering newspapers. The Beacon is a dream made possible by the support of this community and a great team. I hope to continue serving Coshocton County for many years.

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