In the Letter to the Romans 10:14-15, St. Paul writes, “But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!

Today we give thanks to God for our pastors and deacons who are celebrating Ordination Anniversaries. We are grateful for their love for God and for God’s people. This year’s list of pastors and deacons adds up to 1515 years of faithful service.

In 2021 we celebrate the following Anniversaries of Ordination:

5 Years
Reverend Ed Hunker
Reverend Janine Shearer
Deacon Steven Basselman

10 Years
Reverend Adam Sornchai
Reverend Matthew Carpenter
Reverend Stacy Lauer-Scovanner

15 Years
Reverend Becky Bolander
Reverend Kathleen Suggitt
Reverend Robin Kapostasy

20 Years
Reverend Joan Christoffers
Reverend Richard Franks
Reverend Robert Spicer

25 Years
Bishop Daniel G. Beaudoin
Reverend Bill Schroeder
Reverend Brenda Peconge
Reverend Juli Lejman-Guy
Reverend Sam Payne
Reverend Will Stenke

35 Years
Reverend Denise Brown
Deacon Diane Wheeler
Deacon M. Jane Fogle

40 Years
Reverend Craig Scholl
Reverend John Dyer
Reverend Mark Bogen
Reverend Merlin Jacobs

45 Years
Reverend Charles Horn
Reverend Dane Meuschke
Reverend Ed Wahl
Reverend Philip Scherr
Reverend Richard Rentner
Reverend Timothy Rothfuss

50 Years
Reverend Henry Seibert
Reverend James Dumke
Reverend Bartzcak

55 Years
Reverend Daniel Mohr
Reverend Gary Woodruff
Reverend Robert J Johnson

60 Years
Reverend Darwin Wilson
Reverend Donald Baacke
Reverend Paul Young
Reverend Raymond Serocka
Reverend Richard Billings

65 Years
Reverend Paul Stengel

Let us pray, Ever-living God, strengthen and sustain deacons, pastors, and bishops, that with patience and understanding they may love and care for your people. Grant that together they may follow in the way of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
(adapted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship pg. 73)