Pastor Kenneth Jetto, conducting services. According to church historian Mark Anderson, Pastor Jetto is an excellent liturgist. As well as his fine voice, he has an intuitive as well as a schooled grasp of liturgy.
Joe Jorgensen replaced Carol Petterson in maintaining, with Barbara Stephens, the participation of Christ's Lutheran in the Good Neighbor Food Pantry.
The following is from the February issue of The Scroll(1):
Unless otherwise indicated in a footnote, excerpts from church records or from The Scroll are cited in Anderson, Mark J., For All the Saints: Christ's Lutheran Church, Woodstock, New York, 1806-2006 [Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2006], Chapter 9. (Close)
Church Council agrees to a trial month for Family of Woodstock to use Fellowship Hall for a free hot meal program on Monday Wednesday and Friday evenings. Victoria Langling is the church liaison for the program.Langling, the co-founder and general director of the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen project, was working with many others to get it off the ground.
We held open meetings for input and met with community leaders to ascertain where would be the best place for the soup kitchen to be sited. I remember Barbara Stephens driving her van with my children still in car seats, visiting other area soup kitchens to see what they did and what we could model. I took a class at UCCC to learn how to establish a governing board and we all learned by trial and error what worked and what didn't. With nursery school and building safety concerns, we needed to find an alternative to cooking on site and came up with insulated containers that could be filled with hot soup and shuttled from a local restaurant to our church. We formed partnerships with area restaurants and with other houses of worship, including all the Christian churches, the Jewish Congregation and the Onteora Teachers Assoc.(2)
Quoted in ibid., pp. 138-39. (Close)
During this time, there was a movement in seminaries and among some Lutheran theologians to recapture Lutheran links to both Roman Catholic and Orthodox traditions. Two years earlier, Pastor Jetto had introduced these icons into the church. To enlarge either picture, just click it.
Pastor Jetto was made Dean of the Hudson Conference of the Metropolitan New York Synod.
The following is an excerpt from the September issue of The Scroll:
Bill Cox replaces Bill Hill on council. Giving has declined significantly and the bills are piling up. Checkbook balance is $62.70 ($86.53 in 2006 dollars). Kristen Pickhardt is our frequent organist as her mother, Barbara Pickhardt, is pursuing a master's degree in choral conducting at Westminster Choir College in New Jersey.
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