Cindy Butzke, Chair of the Seward Methodist Church, Pastor/Parish Relation Committee, read a tribute to Rev. Dale Lambert this morning at the conclusion of his retirement sermon. Rev. Lambert has served this local congregation for 3 years. He and his wife, Rev. Nancy plan to remain in their home here in Seward. Their family and friends from previous congregations were on hand to fill the church and enjoy the "pot luck" luncheon that followed. While we normally have 8:30 and 10:30 services it was a combined 10:30 with features from both included.
Several people were involved in making presentations to Rev. Lambert including Greg shown here giving him a picture of "The Lord's Supper" reenactment which Greg has taken part in for the past 20 plus years. There were several references to "Change" during the morning. It is a subject that seems to come up more frequently as we get older. Most of us wouldn't be able to remember the names of 200-300 people we ministered to, if we moved from place to place every 3 years. On the bright side, Cindy stopped by our table during lunch and commented that all reports are good on the new pastor; and she said, "Each one brings new ideas and energy to make us a better Church".