Pastor Sonja Tillberg, conducting services.
Above is a picture of the church council (Top: Carolyn Barette; Middle [L to R]: Eleanor Anderson, Janice Lanzarotta, Rose Turmo, Barbara Bambina; Bottom [L to R]: Carmen Adler, Matthew Camara, Robert Callahan). To enlarge the picture, simply click it.
Above is a picture of the choir (Front [L to R]: Mark Anderson, Joan Bryant, Connie Koehn, Julie Davidson, Barbara Bambina, Myles Putman; Back [L to R]: Ginny Barthel, Josh Duma, Nancy Pape, Joan Donohue, Matthew Camara, Christina Schonbrun). To enlarge the picture, simply click it.
The congregation commissioned the "Faithful Folk," consisting of choir members Tobias Anderson as director, Virginia Barthel, David Anderson (Tobias's brother), and Mark Anderson (Tobias's father), as a musical outreach ministry of the church.
The congregation participated 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.
Here is a shot of the church ladies' picnic in High Woods at the Sons of Norway picnic area. ([L to R]: Pastor Sonja Tillberg, Helen Anderson, Melanie Camera [obscured], Rose Turmo, Amy Adler [?? partly obscured], Julie Davidson, Sara Schonbrun, Christina Schonbrun, Alanna Schonbrun.) To enlarge the picture, simply click it.
Here is our pastor, steering the Viking longship at the Sons of Norway picnic area. They let her stand there, even though her family is of Swedish descent. To enlarge the picture, simply click it.
Here is Pete Bengston, one of the main guys caretaking the church property. In this shot, he is examining a problem with the concrete at the lower end of the handicap ramp. To enlarge the picture, simply click it.
Pastor Emeritus Walter Kortrey and Bob Barette were responsible for the "high water mark" (number of members, size of budget, evangelical and social programs, etc.) of the congregation in the twentieth century. To enlarge the picture, simply click it.
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)
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