Sally will be ministering in concert this evening. Come worship the Lord!
Sally will be ministering in concert at Adat Shalom tonight. Come worship the Lord with her.
Sally will be ministering in concert this morning for two services:
The first at 9 AM and the second at 11 AM
Come and worship the Lord with Sally in these Sunday morning services.
Sally will be ministering in concert at Lev HaShem. Come worship the Lord with her.
That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear.” (Matthew 13: 1-9)
Improbable People Ministries was born quite unexpectedly on July 15, 1990, Michael’s 35th birthday. It was a sunny day and we planned to go to Raging Waters in San Dimas and spend the day celebrating on slides and floats.
But first we stopped by the Rock of Israel Ministries office, Sally’s place of employment, to pick up discount coupons promised by her boss and our good friend, Robert Specter. While we were there the phone rang in the office, interrupting our exchange.
The lady on the other end of the line asked where she could get a copy of our first album, Hey God, Are You Talkin’ To Me? This was highly unusual. The cassette was barely released, with no plan, no airplay, and no distribution. Only the Rock of Israel was selling it on their table at the end of services.
So the message of the LORD spoken through Jeremiah was fulfilled. The land finally enjoyed its Sabbath rest, lying desolate until the seventy years were fulfilled, just as the prophet had said. —2 Chronicles 36:21 NLT
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There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience. —Hebrews 4:9-11
When Bonnie Joy was very young, she asked me, out of the blue, about the Sabbath. She wanted to know why we didn’t observe it and rest. Since that day, all thosemany years ago, I have wrestled with what it means to enjoy the Sabbath. For me, as a Jewish believer, who is also a music minister, many Saturdays I “work.” Therefore I like to think about it as ministry—but it is also work. And in the last few years I have often told myself, Jesus said “It is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” (Matthew 12:12) And if healing a man’s crippled hand is a good thing to do on the Sabbath, what about a broken heart—or broken soul? I believe the ministry that we do is a good thing. And yet… I often wonder what it means to truly remember the Sabbath and keep it holy?
Yes, I know it’s December 8 and 87% of your Christmas shopping is already done. But for those of you who haven’t had the foresight and dread the idea of facing legions and legions of The Walking Mall People at your local, y’know . . . mall, this offer may just be for you:
Now through December 31 we are offering the music of Sally Klein O’Connor at our best deal EVAH! When you buy one product (CD or DVD) you get another one ABSOLUTELY FREE. And it’s your choice which one will be the freebie
The software elves are busy getting ready for the big day so we can’t program the BOGO offer into our system on such short notice. So, we’re going to improvise here at Improbable People Ministries and this is how the deal works:
1. Order 1 or more products from our IPM Store.
2. Send us a separate email telling us the title of the CD or DVD you would like as your freebie.
3. If your order includes 5 CDs paid, then send us the titles of which 5 products you’d like for FREE.
4. If you order one of our value bundles which includes either 7 or 8 products, you will receive an entire second bundle absolutely FREE
5. When you send your email please include your name from your order so we know to match your freebies with your paid items.
6. If you fail to send an email after your order that’s ok. We will pick a random CD as your freebie and include it in your package.
7. Questions and your freebie emails after purchase should be sent here:
ipm @ songs4god.com
Sally and I know this is rather last minute, but if you order by December 10, there is still a good chance you will get your music before Christmas. If not, there’s nothing that says I Love You so much as stuffing an IOU for a present in this year’s stocking. Trust me–we’ve been there!
Remember, ALL packages are shipped by USPS Media Mail and the shipping and handling is only $5 per order–NO MATTER HOW MANY ITEMS YOU ORDER. Where else are you going to get a deal like this?
Sally and I wish you all a Blessed Christmas and an Uplifting and Peaceful New Year!
It’s finally here! Sally and her producers Chad Watson and Richard Barron spent a solid year on her new album, GRACE, and every note of that slow-roasted home musical brew is blended with love and ready to consume. If you’re hungry for Sally’s first recording in 7 years be one of the first to order your copy now.
Would you prefer a taste of the main entree first? Then a taste it will be: We hope If My People will be to your liking and you’ll stay for the entire meal. Bon appetit!
NOTE: Orders shipped
to U.S. addresses only!
It’s easy to take something for granted when you grow up in close proximity to it. Every now and then I wonder how weird it is for kids of celebrities to see their parents, or their parents’ work, talked about by so many people who don’t even really know them. Truth is, even though my parents are far from famous, they are known in certain remote circles. So I have had a taste of that. And from time to time it really hits home to me the sort of honor it is to be a daughter of Michael & Sally O’Connor.
The most recent example came when I was transferring their lyrics to an iPad. This project is to give Mom better visibility on the words when she’s sharing in concert.
Hopefully it will encourage her to retire the old lyric binder, with pages so creased and worn that the edges look more like aged felt than paper.
In the process of digitizing the lyrics, I retyped everything, double checked for my own typos, then played around with formatting a good bit. The project only took me a few days, but in the process I rediscovered my parents’ music.
Yeah, rediscovered. If you grew up with Hey God and Come Meet The Author of Life playing on loop for a decade while you’re going to sleep, you might want to get a few years’ distance from the albums, too. So by the time I began digitizing, over a dozen years later later, the lyrics struck me like it was my first time hearing them.
This is a special event that is closed to the public. Sally will be sharing special music on behalf of Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic.