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Ever since The Gateway Church has been meeting, even back when it was 20 people gathered in a house, there has been a dream and vision to have a diverse community of people with just one thing in common; Christ.

We've had lawyers and construction workers, students and teachers, artists and financial planners, wealthy and homeless all come to call Gateway their home. With nothing in common except Christ, we have the opportunity to impact every part of our city - from the banks to the streets.

We wanted to communicate this in the way that we worship. We want diversity in styles, but unity in purpose. Varying technique, but focused passion.

One of the things we believe at The Gateway Church is that our worship should represent our community to God and God to our community. As our community grows and continues to become more diverse, so should our worship. Our people don't all fit into one mold, but we believe this is part of God's design. When we all come together with one purpose, when we're woven together, we create this beautiful tapestry that's made up of thousands of individual threads.

This is where the foundation for the album "Threads" came from. When you take a selection of original songs written by different artists in our community and compile them into one project, you end up with a beautiful piece of work that more clearly represents our community and our creator than any single song, or songwriter, or any single thread could.

So whatever your job is, your passions or hobbies, your styles or taste, we hope that these songs and this album encourage you to become woven deeper into the community of Christ.


released November 22, 2011

Recorded, Mixed, Mastered and Fixed by Logan Christian at Midday Studios
Cover Art Piece - Cynda Quigley // Web Design & CD Design - Wayde Stover

Wayde Stover - drums 1, 5, 9
Justin Davey - drums 2, 6, 10, 11
Jeremy Harder - vocals, acoustic 1, 5, 9
Scott Yoshimura - vocals, acoustic, instrumentation 3, 7
Chris Kretzu - vocals, acoustic 2, 6, 10, 11
Zach Harper - vocals, dobro 4, 8
Bobby Lauritson - electric guitar 2, 6, 9, 10, 11
Additional Vocalists: Amy Konz, Colleen Corliss, Mark Crawford

Faithful, We Fall, & May Your Kingdom Reign - Music & Lyrics by Chris Kretzu ©2011
Pass Me Not - Lyrics by Frances J. Crosby, 1868 © Public Domain, Music by Chris Kretzu ©2011
Overflow, Peace Like A River, & With A Loud Shout - Music & Lyrics by Jeremy Harder ©2011
A Psalm & In Your Hands - Music & Lyrics by Scott Yoshimura, The Gateway Church ©2011
Can You See Me & Tell Me Judah - Music & Lyrics by Zachary Harper ©2011



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The Gateway Church Des Moines, Iowa

The Gateway Church is a diverse community of people comprising urban professionals, young families, students and emerging artists seeking a renewed approach to Christian spirituality and committed to live the teachings of Jesus in the culture and context of the city. These songs are the soundtrack to our journey.

We meet Sunday mornings downtown Des Moines, IA.
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