Rev. Robert Henre conducted his first service this morning at the Seward United Methodist Church here in town. Our first impression was very favorable. He, his wife and daughter, come to Seward from Washington State after earlier having served congregations in Missouri. We wore name tags this morning as a first step in helping him learn the names of our 275 regular attending members. "Meet and Greet" sessions are planned where he will have an opportunity to meet in private homes with a small number of people. His sermon title was "God's Call and Mission Continued". He paid appropriate tribute to Rev. Dale Lambert who has retired.
I took this picture on the way home from church. It is a Butterfly Milkweed that has grown along North Moffiitt St. It is on the property of a friend who has worked on the staff of the Lower Platte South NRD in Lincoln for a number of years. While Butterfly Milkweed is native to this area, they typically grow on Native Prairies. They are available in some of the Nurseries that feature Native Plants but are considered quite rare. We have seen them out in the Garland prairies but believe this is the only such plant in Seward.