It was the delight of the church family of North Court Baptist Church, Ottumwa, to host a “Retired Pastors Appreciation’ Sunday” recently. They sent us this report of the event:
We are privileged, at North Court, to have four retired pastors & their wives as members of our church family. These faithful men represent over 133 years of pastoring, preaching, ministry. We are grateful for the ministries of encouragement & prayer which each of them continue for our church family. We are thankful to our Father for giving us the fellowship of:
Pastor Ron & Beverly Abbas
Pastor Stephen & Laurie Bartle
Pastor Melvin & Fern Mattox
Pastor Peter & Marian Watt
The focal point of the Morning Service was the joy and necessity of service to our Lord & one another. The message centered on the qualifications for & responsibilities of pastors. The church family shared a wonderful dinner together; the afternoon service was a delight with each man sharing a specific highlight of their ministries. Gifts were presented to each couple.
We are rich in the blessings of our Lord.
Pastor Roger Hemmings
North Court Baptist Church