Today at Good Samaritan Church, 36 people gathered for regular Sunday worship with the Rev. Earl Gerber leading and preaching.
This was a special occasion due to this being the 55th year that Earl has been to Good Sam. Some of those years were when he was the incumbent of the Parish of Washago (of which Good Sam was a part of) back in the 1960s and 1970s. And since retiring, Earl and his wife Betsie have been back each summer to lead worship and reconnect with many cherished friends.
After the service on the lawn of the church Earl and Betsie cut the cake and shared the treat with everyone. The church and lawn are just across the way from the shore of beautiful Sparrow Lake. Thanks, Earl, for you faithful service down the years!