Sunday, July 23 a special service was held for Pastor Marty and Lola, as they were honored for their 52 plus years of ministry. The Ruge’s had many friends and family join us for this memorable occasion.
We were blessed to see Pastor Marty bless us with a children’s sermon, participate in the message with Pastor Tim, and preside over Communion.
Other highlights from the service included a recognition speech from council president, Mark Beecher, a song written by Barb Clausen, and special music from the choir, bell adult choir, handbell choir, and the Spirit of Hope band.
After the service Pr. Marty and Lola were treated to a tasty potluck, where many stayed to visit and share their well wishes.
We are so blessed to have seen faith come alive and the Spirit shine through these faithful friends. God bless them both and a huge “thank you” to all those who made this day memorable for them.
Thank you so much for the beautiful service, potluck, cards, and gifts on Sunday, July 23. We will remember this forever with gratitude and love. Pastor Marty & Lola
*My penmanship is not legible enough to write thank you’s. Please accept this as our thank you.
The following .pdf file was mailed out to all parents this week. It has a survey of 11 questions that we would like have completed and mailed or returned to First English. If you need to print a copy of the survey, use the link below to download a new printable .pdf file.
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