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How Time Flies

June 7, 2013
Northern-Sun Print
How time flies. We use those words or some other similar phrase at graduations, reunions, baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc. It is hard to believe that it has been ten years since Pastor Roger and his family came to Gladbrook. How time flies. Pastor Roger has been a personal part of graduations, weddings, baptisms, and funerals many here in Gladbrook. Some might say big deal, that was his job. He was a pastor. Ten years ago, Pastor Roger came to minister to the Gladbrook UMC as a part of the calling that he accepted. Over the ten years that we have been privileged to experience that ministry, he shared with all who would listen the spiritual journey that is his and his alone to share. At each pastor’s place of ministry, he plants seeds, nourishes the seedlings, and may or may not harvest the bounty. Over the ten years of his ministry here, Pastor Roger has sown seeds, seen lives changed, and provided opportunities for spiritual growth. He was a Pastor. It has been said that it is difficult to understand why someone wants to be a Pastor. There is a whole congregation to please. But ask Pastor Roger why he is a minister. He will tell you that God has given him a passion for seeing souls saved. And he will tell of his desire for Christians here to grow in their faith. All of this no matter the cost. He was called by God to preach and to teach. We at Gladbrook UMC thank God for sending Pastor Roger to Gladbrook and the Light that he has shown. On Sunday, June 23, Pastor Roger will preach in the morning service before moving to his next call. We invite you to be in the pews. In the evening there will be a celebration of his time here at Gladbrook and the Gladbrook UMC. You are invited to share in that celebration as we seek to show Pastor Roger and Tammy what they have meant to this congregation and this community. A program begins in the sanctuary at 6PM followed by a picnic where the food and fellowship are provided!

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Rev. Roger and Tammy White



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