Dateline: February, 22, 2014 – Posted: 4:30 PM PST – Planning a vacation to Cabo San Lucas? If so, you may wish to visit Robert A. Schuller’s church in the open air, named “ The Gathering,” located approximately 15 miles north of Cabo. The Gathering meets at 10 am every Sunday on the grassy area behind "I" dock in the Puerto Los Cabos Marina. Robert A. and wife Donna now live in San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur.
Dateline: February 9, 2014 – Posted 2:00 PM PST – Email received from Sharyn who attended college with former Crystal Cathedral/Shepherd’s Grove organist, Tom Leonard.
I just wanted to let you know that I have been watching Hour of Power for a few years and the reason was Tom Leonard. I went to college with Tom over 40 years ago. All I want to say is that Tom, who I haven't seen since then, was the nicest, kindest man I ever met. He was loving and patient to everyone and an excellent musician. He was very respectful to me and everyone else. So it was hard for me to see all these negative comments about him.
Whatever problems Tom is having may be health related and he needs our love and prayers. He is one of the finest men I ever met.
Dateline: February 2, 2014 – Posted 1:15 PM PST – UPDATE on the previous “Buzz” item: “Is the Legacy of the original Crystal Cathedral Hour of Power in jeopardy?” The answer is both “Yes” and No.”
Although the matter was previously adjudicated in U. S. Bankruptcy Court ruling in favor of Crystal Cathedral Ministries, as owner of the Hour of Power copyrighted material, the Schullers’ appealed to a higher court. If the higher court rules in favor of the Schullers’ the legacy videos of the Hour of Power are in jeopardy. If the higher court rules in favor of Crystal Cathedral Ministries/Shepherd’s Grove as the owner of the copyright, the legacy videos are not in jeopardy.
On the advice of legal counsel specializing in the field of copyright law, Crystal Cathedral Ministries through counsel had the full length Hour of Power “legacy” videos posted by Hazel Wright Organ Society on youtube.com removed in order to prevent the ministry from financial liability of having to pay royalties on each view of the videos on youtube.com.
If Crystal Cathedral Ministries prevails as the copyright owner, the current position of the ministry is the videos in question are part of our church history and they would have no objection to their republication.
Dateline: February 1, 2014 – Posted 3:00 PM PST – Is the Legacy of the original Crystal Cathedral Hour of Power in jeopardy? The operators of this web site are hearing that all of the the legacy Hour of Power videos posted on youtube.com by the Hazel Wright Organ Society have been removed due to a complaint of “copyright infringement.”
There should be reasonable assurance that the elder Schullers’ have nothing to do with this in as much as the matter was previously adjudicated by the bankruptcy court ruling that Crystal Cathedral Ministries owns the copyright.
Although the ministry may have the right to have legacy Hour of Power videos removed, such an imprudent decision could and may well cause a backlash against the current Hour of Power resulting in loss of viewers and donations. Remember, hasty decisions can have unintended consequences.
This is a developing story. More will be posted on this matter as more information
is gathered. The operators of this site invite anyone who may have information about
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and packing for shipping to the Fratelli Rufatti Organ Factory in Italy
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Daniel Rodriguez sang “The Lord’s Prayer” in church with such mastery it obviously was from his heart and soul.
Accompanied by the Hour of Power Orchestra, directed by Marc Riley, were we talking about baseball, Danny once again hit a home run! Is it any wonder that he has always been a favorite of the Crystal Cathedral Congregation and continues as a Shepherd’s Grove favorite?
“The Gospel of Grace,” a traditional spiritual arranged by by Mark Hayes was the choir anthem for Sunday, March 2 was another example of the excellence of music presented by our choir under the direction of Don Neuen.
What would we have to offer the world were it not for the outstanding traditional music at Shepherd’s Grove?