Honoring Years and Years of Faithful Service

This was how we honored so many at our annual Thanksgiving meal on November 24, 2019.

Opening remarks and reading of Psalm 116:12-19

  • First, notice that the Psalmist emphasizes calling upon the name of the Lord (13, 17) in worship (13-14) and thanksgiving (17)
  • Second, notice that he does so in the presence of all God’s people (14 and 18).
    • So, I want to thank God for our salvation in Jesus.
    • But I want to thank God for you all, and I want you to be thankful for each other and what it means to be a church that serves and loves each other for God’s glory through Jesus Christ.

 A FEW QUALIFYING THOUGHTS:

  • We may have forgotten someone. If we have, please let us know.
  • We did not include AWANA in this because Jill already does a good job of recognizing leaders for years served.
  • These mentioned are those who have served continuously (making it easier to count).
  • If you used to serve, but don’t anymore, we appreciate you. God knows. I trust you will appreciate that others are being honored for their continued faithfulness to build up this local body.

CANDYMAN

  • Charlie Cooksey – from the beginning for 22 years +

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

  • 5 Years – Ben Burnsed
  • 15 Years – Charles Cox

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

  • 5 Years – Angie Delahoussaye *, Desiree Burnsed *, Elizabeth Ziegler, Teresa Moss
  • 7 Years
    • Allison Smith
  • 8 Years
    • Rhondalyn Richardson, Dawn Schrock
  • 9 Years
    • Julie Ray
    • Lauren Mills *
    • Amanda Rasmussen
    • Jessica and Jerod Cottom *
  • 10 Years
    • Stephanie Ochsner *, Ron Delahoussaye *
  • 13 Years
    • Suzanne Moore, Ben and Erika Brown
  • 14 Years
    • Carla Nelson
    • Christy Shuman *
    • Sarah Jones
    • Lacey Prentice
  • 18 Years
    • Jadi and Mike Gibbs *
  • 22 Years and still going
    • Bobbie and Lonnie Daugherty, Micki Rogers

* denotes they serve every Sunday

CORE GROUP TEACHERS/FACILITATORS

  • 5 Years – Lonnie Daugherty and Jon Cunningham
  • 8 Years – Kevin Moore
  • 10 Years plus – Kevin and Brenda Zacharias and The Rogers

PASTOR/ELDER MINISTRY

  • 5 Years – Kevin Moore and Ryan Smith
  • 7 Years – Tyson Ochsner and Kevin Zacharias
  • 10 Years – Russ Ingram

DEACONS MINISTRY

  • Cayton Jones and Ron Delahoussaye – 7 years
  • Curtis Kinsey – 9 years
  • David Hatfield – 14 years (David was a part of the group of first deacons)

FACILITIES MINISTRY

  • Greg Webb – 22 Years and still going

FIRST IMPRESSIONS MINISTRY

  • 5 + Years – Dan Newman, Carla Nelson, Mark Schrock, Curtis and Nancy Kinsey, Julie Ray, Kayley Mills, Chris Timmons

HOSPITALITY/PANERA MINISTRY

  • The Nelson Family – 7 years
  • Charles Cox and Scott Farrington – 12 years

MISSIONS

  • 8 Years – Sarah Jones
  • 10 Years + – Micki Rogers and Lonnie Daugherty

SINGING WORSHIP MINISTRY

  • 5 Years
    • Ben Burnsed, Colby Bennett, Dana Duell
  • 10 Years
    • Ben Ehrlich, Toby Angell
  • 15 Years
    • Karen Lemley, Julie Farrington, Veronica Heisler

UNIVERSITY MINISTRY

  • 7 Years – Bruce and Janet Barringer

WOMENS MINISTRY

  • 8 Years – Tonya Ingram

YOUTH MINISTRY

  • 6+ Years – Dawn Schrock
  • 9 Years – Dana Baker and Bobby Luttrell

STAFF MEMBERS

  • Tammy Ramsey – 10 years
  • Mindy Hardy – 15 years
  • Ryan Smith – 15 years

Again, I hope we did not forget anyone, but I suspect we did. And I am sure there are many who have served our faith family in untold ways; by giving regularly, serving in temporary positions, etc. As I said before, God knows. But it is always good for us to honor each other in Christ. I am glad there are so many we can honor in our faith family.

About brentprentice

Brent is the lead pastor and one of the Elders at Eagle Heights in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He has been married to Lacey for 14 years and together they love two sons, Luke and Elijah, and a daughter, Bella.

Posted on November 26, 2019, in Eagle Heights. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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