Pastor Sonja Tillberg, conducting services.
The congregation began participating in the "Renewing Worship" studies in preparation for a new hymnal, trying (and commenting on) as choir and congregation some of the proposed new hymns.
Tobias Anderson organized a concert at the church of his popular style of sacred music; joining him were choir members Virginia Barthel, David Anderson (Tobias's brother), and Mark Anderson (Tobias's father). The concert was well received, and the group continued to sing together. And Tobias continued to write new songs.
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 Tillberg,… 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 shed was repainted (click either picture to enlarge it), a new sink and hot water heater were installed in the Fellowship Hall kitchen, and a room divider was installed in the first-floor meeting room.
The Metropolitan New York Synod (MNYS) established a permanent endowment for Christian education in Tanzania, with a goal for complete funding in 5 years.
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George W. Bush (Republican) was President. The newly elected 108th Congress was in session. A dollar in that year would be worth $1.07 in 2006 for most consumable products.
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