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    The Mosquito Song Takes Flight

    Posted on March 8, 2013 by allisonbeebe

    A few weeks ago, we featured a video of The Mosquito Song, developed by Pastor Pete Warmanen of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford, WI. That little mosquito song has really taken flight! Recently, St. Barnabas Lutheran Church of Plymouth, MN had a special emphasis on malaria.

    As a part of the festivities, the children of St. Barnabas sang “The Mosquito Song” during Sunday worship, accompanied and led by Pastor Wayne Peterson. Check out their adorable musical rendition below:

    Each month, St. Barnabas receives a “Gift of Love” offering for a ministry outside its congregation; the ELCA Malaria Campaign was the January offering recipient. The emphasis was coordinated by Abram Sanderson as a part of his National Honor Society Senior Leadership Project. In addition to the song, St. Barnabas hosted a SleepUnder – where the congregation was encouraged to come to church and sleep under nets. (More on that to come in an upcoming post!)

    For your convenience, here are the lyrics to the song. Consider singing The Mosquito Song at your next ELCA Malaria Campaign event!

    To the tune of “I am a C”

    I am an M

    I am an M-O

    I am an M-O-S-Q-U-I-T-O ouch!

    And I go buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz

    And I go bite, bite, bite, bite, bite

    And I spread M-A-L-A-R-I-A

    All day and every night.

    But there’s an E

    E-L-C-A

    E-L-C-A Malaria Campaign today

    Raising fifteen million dollars to

    Prevent, treat and contain

    It’s the E-L-C-A M-A-L-A-R-I-A Campaign!

    Thanks to Mary Simonson Clark for providing the content for this story, Abram Sanderson for coordinating the events at St. Barnabas, and Pastor Wayne Peterson for his musical leadership.  

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    1. Sharon Magnuson said,

      on March 16th, 2013 at 5:33 am

      This is GREAT! I am helping lead some activities for the ELCA Malaria Campaign at the Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod Assembly in June. We are going to have an outdoor community meeting and learn about fighting malaria with drama, drawings and music! We will sign this as part of it! Thanks for all you are doing to participate and make a difference in this important effort!