February 19, 2019

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Worship on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. 

Children are dismissed to Sunday School at 10:20 a.m.

Fellowship after the service in the Rogers Room.


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201 SW Dorion Ave.
Pendleton, OR 97801

Office: 541-276-7681

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The first organ at Pendleton First Presbyterian was an Aeolian residence organ, which was originally exhibited at the Buffalo Pan American Exposition in 1901. As originally configured, the organ was meant to be played using a mechanism similar to a player piano. After the Exposition, it was sold to a fraternal organization, and subsequently resold. It eventually came to our church in 1936. It was a gift from the William Blakeley family, in memory of Frances Blakely. There had been modifications to the console before it arrived in Pendleton, so that it no longer had its original appearance. It remained in our church for many years. But repairs became impossible after a time, and so a committee was formed to begin research for a possible replacement. The committee members were Jack Duff, Chairman, Marilyn Muller, organist, Myron Nichols, pastor, Dr. Jack Grondahl, and Rob Roy, choir director.

After much consideration, visits to other organs all over the West Coast, and advice, it was decided to install a Moller pipe organ.




The organ now in place at First Presbyterian is a Moller 3-manual organ, dedicated April 1, 1968. The dedication concert was played by Marilyn Muller.

In 1973 a special fund honoring Alice Grondahl was established by her husband, Dr. Jack Grondahl. The purpose of the fund was to provide organ concerts.

Chimes were added to the organ in 1974, and a Flautino rank was added in 1978. In 2001 the Rohrflote was added.


Stop List 2018





Principal 8

Octave 4

Twelfth 2 2/3

Fifteenth 2


Bourdon 16

Gedeckt 16

Bourdon 8

Gedeckt 8

Gedeckt 4


Erzahler 8

Erzahler Celeste 8

Nachthorn 4

Blockflote 2

Quint 1 1/3

Trompette 8

Rohrflote 8

Chimes 25 notes


Gedaeckt 8

Salicional 8

Principal 4

Flautino 2

Krummhorn 8



Couplers: Swell to Great, 4, 8, 16; Swell to choir, 4, 8, 16; Choir to Great 4, 8, 16; Swell, Great & Choir to Pedal. There are four general combination pistons, and four pistons for each manual and the pedal. There is a Crescendo pedal and a Tutti toe piston. The Swell and the Choir are under expression.


In order to complete the organ as originally envisioned, we are anticipating installing Hautbois/Bassoon pipes which have been made available from a church in Seattle. Organ technician Lanny Hockhalter procured these pipes in 2015. The Hautbois will reside in the Swell, and the Bassoon will reside in the Pedal. In addition, we are planning to move the Krummhorn to the Choir and the Trompette to the Great. Hopefully this work can be done between 2019 and 2021. This will complete the organ as envisioned by the committee in 1968.


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