Pastor Wynemah Hinlicky, conducting services. She continued building the confidence of the congregation and reversing the downward spiral that had begun in the previous decade. She worked full-time as a part-time pastor!
According to church historian Mark Anderson, Pastor Hinlicky is an excellent liturgist. As well as her fine voice, she has an intuitive as well as a schooled grasp of liturgy.
Victoria Langling, as co-founder and general director, continued to administer the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, in partnership with area restaurants and with all the local Christian churches, the Jewish congregation, and the Onteora Teachers Association. According to Langling,
We have learned that there are many who are hungry and come to our church soup kitchen, but we have also learned that many are there for the companionship that comes from sharing a community table. Some early supporters: Barbara and Don Stephens, Carmen & David Adler, Marie Schussler aka "The Cookie Lady," Francis J. Turmo, Joe & Hedi Jorgensen, Nancy Pape, Lois Ostapczuk, Bob Langling, Bob & Carolyn Barrette, Bill & Chris Cox, Lai Look, Dottie & Bob Balzer, Kristen Scialampo, Henry Guendel, Pastor Hinlicky,… Pastor Emeritus Walter Kortrey, and all families and spouses who worked with them and/or allow them to keep this commitment.(1)
Quoted in Anderson, Mark J., For All the Saints: Christ's Lutheran Church, Woodstock, New York, 1806-2006 [Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2006], p. 139. (Close)
The congregation celebrated the centennial of the church building on Mill Hill Road. A new carpet was put down. The church also acquired a new roof.
Peter Bengston donated and installed the delft-pattern chandaliers to replace the "square" fluorescent light fixtures that had been installed 49 years earlier.
Bishop Sudbrock preached at a special service in May.
In December Pastor Walter Kortrey was first listed as Pastor Emeritus.
The following is from the annual congregational meeting on December 10(2):
Unless otherwise indicated in a footnote, excerpts from church records or from The Scroll are cited in ibid., Chapter 9. (Close)
Called to order by Council President David Adler. Approximately 20 people in attendance [Note: our area had 9 inches of snow the night before].…
Bob Barrette announced that the Mutual Ministry Committee met with Pastor Hinlicky to look into reviewing Pastor officially working more than 20 hours per week. Motion to look into more hours for Pastor Hinlicky to reflect hours she is actually working in excess of 20 hours per week. Seconded and carried.
David Adler thanked outgoing council members Mark Anderson, Constance Koehn and Peter Bengston.
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Bill Clinton (Democrat) was President. The newly elected 104th Congress was in session. A dollar in that year would be worth $1.26 in 2006 for most consumable products.
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