Monday, April 23, 2012

Jubilee Markings

The Sanctuary at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Springfield, Virginia-
 50th Anniversary Jubilee Celebration
Gold and White Paraments
and Beautiful Flowers

 on left-Rev. Dr. Gerald and Terry Kieschnick-
 President Emeritus- the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
Jerry was our Guest Preacher for the Celebration weekend.
Middle- Vivi Diefenthaler-
 wife of Southeastern District President- Rev. Dr. Jon Diefenthaler
(he was attending another church celebration
 at Bethany, Waynesborro, Va.--
their 240th Anniversary!!!)
Vivi Brings Greetings from the office of the President of the SED
Right-Rev. Dr. John and Connie Denninger-
John is current Senior Pastor at Prince of Peace

What a great time to review our friendships.
This photo on Left-
Rev. Ralph and Eunice Weichmann-
Ralph was founding Pastor of Prince of Peace
 Lutheran Church-Springfield, VA.

The weekend included 2 wonderful worship celebrations, 
intimate meals and conversations
 and a fantastic brunch at the Waterford Reception Hall in Springfield
 with 350 guests in attendance.
A big weekend with many hands to bring it together.

Each family was presented with the gift of a ceramic
 of the cross backdrop in the altar area of our church.
They were handmade by artist- Erika Radke.
A fitting tribute of the careful care and planning to mark this
50th year --Milestone Event.
And a beautiful reminder when the day ended.
Time given to reflect on the bounteous goodness of a Faithful God
As we look forward to the next decade in this body of Christ-

"I pray to God- my life a prayer-
and wait for what he'll say and do.
 My life's on the line before God, my Lord,
waiting and watching till morning,
waiting and watching till morning."
From Psalm 130- The Message

For His mercies are new every morning.

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