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June 21, 2021
No pictures, but I wanted to share with you the celebration we had for Pastor Stan for the 40th anniversary of his Ordination. Being chosen to be a pastor by God is awe inspiring. It Is a difficult calling for sure, and yet for over 40 years Pastor Stan has persevered. He is on call 24 hours a day seven days a week for those who need his care.
Yesterday’s service was an all church event. I do want to thank all of you for contributing to the “purse” we gave Pastor Stan. I was awed by your generosity.
Pastor Stan opened the service, as he usually does taking us through the announcements. At that point Ellen asked him what was going on in his life this week. Of course he mentioned Father’s Day. So she pursued it until it finally downed on him that he had been “had”, so to speak. Pastor Stan was escorted off the chancel to sit with Kathy in the front pew..
Our deacons took over the service offering several readings about Father’s from the bible and a reading of the parable of the lost son. Pastor Stan earlier
had asked several members to talk about their fathers so we heard some interesting and very loving tales about Dads for Fathers Day.
Father’s Day gifts were distributed.
One of the Hymns sung at Pastor Stan’s Ordination in 1981 was “Here I Am Lord”. Over the years we have sung that hymn in choir or just as a congregation in honor of various events in Stan’s life with us. Since we have no choir at the present time we asked Joanna and Johnny Hall to do the honors for us. Johnny played the guitar and Jo sang just beautifully. We are so fortunate to have them in our church.
Following the service, the deacons and church Council members had a reception set up behind the church with a huge selection of rich goodies for us to enjoy. They even thought of bringing my arm chair out for me to sit in. Thank you !
Those of you who were unable to attend were missed.
It was truly a beautiful day and we hope we will see you back soon.
Blessings, peace and love to all, Jane