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Rebecca Worley's final Sunday as organist at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria is this Sunday, May 26. Her former student, Matt Anderson, will join her to perform organ/piano duets. Services are at 8 and 9:15 a.m.

Worley celebrates 35 years of using a God-given talent

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Rebecca Worley's long and fruitful career actually began at age 6, when she begged her parents to let her take piano lessons.

"My parents bought a piano, which was no easy task on a pastor's salary in those days," she recalled.


As the oldest of six children, her persistence paid off for all of her siblings, who also got to take lessons.

By 5th grade, Becky was playing piano at the church and nursing homes in Boston where her father was leading services.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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