Pastor Wynemah Hinlicky, conducting services, announced in March that she was pregnant and would be ending her pastorate in July. The call committee completed the profile for a new pastor and submitted it to the Metropolitan New York Synod (MNYS). In September, Sonja Tillberg became the new pastor. She was ordained at the church on Saturday, September 12, with Bishop Stephen Bouman presiding.
Above is a line drawing of the church that was made during this year. Notice the cross on the steeple, in memory of Erwin Holumzer, who died the previous year.
Margarete Sterlepper celebrated her 90th birthday.
Doris Blatter was honored for her 30 years as choir director.
Pastor Emeritus Walter Kortrey (regular pastor of Christ's Church from 1972 to 1978), who had been sharing pastoral responsibilities with Pastor Hinlicky, celebrated 50 years as a pastor; he had been ordained in 1948.
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 decided to install an elevator in the Fellowship Hall to enhance accessibility.
In November, Deb and Scott Kress assumed the editorship of Christ's Beacon.
Reverend Kathleen Edwards became full-time minister at the Woodstock Reformed Church.
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Bill Clinton (Democrat) was President. The 105th Congress was in session. (The midterm elections that year would elect the 106th Congress.) A dollar in that year would be worth $1.18 in 2006 for most consumable products.
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