- 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship service recognition
- 9:00 a.m. Fellowship Breakfast cake reception
- Lunch reception and program following late service
This August, Dr. Mark Bender, Minister of Music, retires from 47 years of music ministry, and 30 years of faithful service and gifted leadership at St. Paul's.
Everyone is welcome to join us as we “pull out all the stops” and give thanks to the Lord for Dr. Mark Bender on his retirement after decades of music ministry and countless other contributions he has made to the church-at-large.
All Sunday sanctuary services on August 22 will feature special music and Dr. Bender will be called forward for special recognition at the 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services. (Note the late-service time change to 11:00 a.m. No Living Stone service will be held on August 22.)
Special recognition will also occur at the Fellowship Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. in the gym, and Mark will be available to greet friends in the narthex following the 9:30 a.m. service.
After the late service, join us for a light lunch reception and program to honor Dr. Bender, including speakers and video presentations.
Baskets will be provided at the retirement celebration to collect cards and notes. For those who may wish to contribute toward a retirement gift for Mark, checks may be mailed or delivered to the church office, to the attention of Laurie Barnett, no later than August 15. Checks should be made payable to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with “Bender retirement” in the memo.