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Lenten services come to a close

April 17, 2014

Above: Rev. Mark Bauer, with St. Marks Lutheran, greets Rev. Becky Sunday, with St. Paul UCC, and Rev. Adrian Sunday, with Buckland UCC during a luncheon held after a Lenten service on Wednesday. (Staff photos/Brittany Powell)

The final Wednesday Lenten service organized by the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association was held in honor of Holy Week at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Linda McCune, parish member of St. Joseph, said she enjoyed the Wednesday service, particularly Rev. David Williams’ homily.

“I thought it was excellent,” McCune said. “He gave the eulogy, he could play the organ, he could sing, he was very good.”

Williams, with New Knoxville First United Church of Christ, told a story about a child who needed open heart surgery who told the doctor he would find Jesus in his heart. After the unsuccessful surgery, the boy asked the surgeon what he found inside his heart, and he responded “I found Jesus in your heart.”

“Jesus lives in everybody’s heart,” McCune said. “That little story, it was true.”

McCune said people should look at death in a more positive way.

“It was his time to come home,” McCune said about the boy in the story. “It’s not the end. It’s the beginning.”

McCune said she also appreciated the services being held in the newly renovated St. Joseph Church.

“It’s just beautiful,” McCune said. “It’s very special because it is Easter week.”

For the full story, see the Thursday, April 17 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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