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Caring for Souls Concert

  • Good Shepherd Lutheran 4141 Mormon Coulee Road La Crosse, WI, 54601 United States (map)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church presents their annual Caring for Souls Concert with special guest speaker Mark Hirsch and special guest performances by: Karla Hughes, Gary Moss, the Lacrosse Central robed & upper treble choirs, Fifth Chamber and other local musicians.

Admission: FREE!! A free will offering will be gathered to benefit local flood relief.

Spaghetti dinner to follow at 4:30 pm. Dinner tickets are to be purchased in advance. Call Bev Sorenson at 608-792-3962 or Tracy Christensen at 608-797-4650. Tickets are $8.00 and kids under 12 are free. Proceeds from the dinner to benefit local flood relief.

CONFIRMANDS: Attendance at this concert counts towards one of your yearly three confirmation electives.

Mark Hirsch-Speaker and author of That Tree


In January of 2013 while recovering from the physical and emotional injuries of a car accident, Mark Hirsch, was encouraged by a friend to treat his iPhone like his professional cameras. Their suggestion inspired Mark to embark on a unique adventure of making a photo-a-day of a lone bur oak tree in a Wisconsin cornfield.

Mark's time in the valley with That Tree proved to be more than just a photography project, he discovered that he was developing a friendship with his special tree. He also discovered that his quiet and contemplative experience was proving to be therapeutic an transformative resulting in what Mark describes as mindfulness and enlightenment.

Mark found himself pondering his life and reflecting on where it was taking him. Come join Mark as he shares what he calls, "Shades of wisdom" to discover the lessons he learned from his time with That Tree.

The resulting images of Mark's project have been published in a highly regarded coffee table book called That Tree. Mark's story has been featured by media organizations like CBS Sunday Morning, The Sierra Club, Guideposts Magazine, and National Public Radio.

Mark Hirsch is an inspiring speaker, photographer and artist. Mark has presented for many organizations and audiences both large and small representing a range of industries from public television and corporate healthcare to gardening and the environment.

Mark engages his audience and draws them in by incorporating his photography with personal and professional elements of his life. Mark’s book project “That Tree,” his social media and newspaper expertise and his overall life experiences as a professional photographer and artist provide for an informative and inspiring presentation.

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