On November 26, 2014, I am thankful for Joyce Tarrell.


Joyce grew up in the Zoar Presbyterian Church of rural George where I served 1978-1998, as the second of the 11 Hassebroek children. For years she has sung in churches herself or as part of Hass Harmony Quartet with her sisters. Joyce has an amazing talent to sing and play without needing any music after listening to a song and being able to play it.

Joyce lives in Sioux Falls and I had met her over a year ago and talked about her coming to sing here sometime. As I was planning our Thanksgiving Eve service with East Side Presbyterian I had the thought that this would be a great opportunity to have her come. We were truly blessed by a wonderful night of gospel music..

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