11am Service "Living a Spiritual Life" with Michael Mirdad

There are two types of people on the spiritual path: students and masters. 
 
It is everyone’s destiny to move beyond being a student and instead become a living master. 
 
Masters know how to use the highest spiritual principles even when dealing with the daily issues of life. 
 
Masters do not covet nor wish for things; instead they use their power of will and choice to create Heaven on earth. 
 
The Bible says, “Ye are gods and goddesses” (i.e. masters). 
 
Now we must learn to live, think, feel, and act as such in every aspect of our lives.
 
Featured Guest Musician: Patrick Overturf
 
 
Patrick Overturf is a percussionist and educator currently based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He
has performed in a variety of settings ranging from orchestras to percussion ensembles to jazz
combos. As a jazz vibraphonist he has performed with John Fedchock, Randy Brecker, Wayne
Wallace, Corey Christiansen, Steve Houghton, and many more. He has also performed with the
Brass Band of Columbus and McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra.
Patrick’s students have made TMEA and ATSSB All-Region Bands and have attained 1’s at
regional and state solo & ensemble contests. He has also given clinics on vibraphone
performance and jazz improvisation. Patrick is an educational endorser of Vic Firth sticks and
mallets.
 
Patrick obtained a Master’s of Music in Percussion Performance from the Jacobs School of
Music at Indiana University. While at Indiana University he studied with Steve Houghton, John
Tafoya, and Michael Spiro. He also obtained a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Capital
University where he studied with Bob Breithaupt, Eric Paton, Nathan Anders, Benjamin
Ramirez, and Ryan Kilgore.
 
When he is not teaching or performing Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife, Carole, and
his cats, Maestro and Oscar. He is also an avid supporter of the Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Cubs.