On the weekend of June 23-25 Holy Word had the privilege of celebrating one of God’s many gifts to his church. That gift is 25 years of pastoral ministry from our senior pastor, Don Patterson. Former vicars, area pastors, synod leaders, past and present Holy Word members, and Patterson’s family all gathered to honor God and to celebrate this wonderful moment with a social and worship service on Friday night followed by worship and fellowship on Sunday morning.
We are so thankful to God for showering us with his grace through Pastor Patterson’s shepherding and leadership over the years within our congregation, in our synod and worldwide. Thank you to the many volunteers who helped with the events, and to the many people who came to share in this celebration!