Ordination & Installation of Officers and New Members
On June 2nd, we will have the Ordination and Installation of Claire Meyers as Ruling Elder and Julie Fiala as Deacon. Also be sure and welcome Jay and Katie Highland as they join our congregation as new members.
Loss of Mentor
The Rev. Dr. Henry Fawcett died on May 11, 2019. He was the pastor to students at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. My dad was dying of cancer my first year of Seminary. Henry was very helpful in helping me get through this difficult time. I always told him if I am half the pastor to other people that you were to me I will be a success. He preached at my ordination service and he did Elizabeth’s baptism service. He was one of those giants in my life and I am saddened at his loss but his health was failing and at 86 years old he was ready to go. His funeral is June 11th in Dubuque. The timing of the funeral worked out well as I am on vacation then. Please keep his wife of 67 years, VeNita, in your prayers.
Father’s Day is on June 16th
Father’s Day Prayer
Thank you for all the fathers and father-figures in this world and for the many ways you use them to lovingly guide others to Your heart. I ask that you would bless them and give them great joy and peace. May they see You and know You in new ways. Show them how much you love them and care about them. Guide their steps, use their hands, and make them a blessing to others as you continue to fulfill your special purpose for their lives.
Grant for Pastor’s
The Board Pensions is giving $10,000 grants to installed pastors to help pay down debt or add to retirement funds. Part of the requirement to be eligible is for a Board of Pension Representative to do a presentation with the Session, Personnel Committee and Stewardship Committee. This is happening on Saturday, June 22 at our church from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. starting with a luncheon provided by the BOP.
On June 30th, we will be baptizing the Johanneck Quads. Scott and Michelle’s daughters are Emma, Harper, Haven and Taylee. I have baptized twins before but never quadruplets. It will be a joyous day.