CrossWay: Celebrating 25 Years

Church was awesome yesterday at CrossWay!  We celebrated our 25th anniversary as a church.  It was the biggest crowd we’ve had since I’ve been pastor here, even bigger than Easter.  Two of our former pastors were here, as well as some of the interim pastors and a number of former members and other people who have been connected with our church over the years.

We started off with the music, and Josh, our worship pastor, had a great selection which included a medley of some older songs.

Several people had worked to put together a video collage of pictures from the past 25 years, which was set to music.  There weren’t a lot of dry eyes in the place by the time it was over!

A number of people served in different roles during the service.  Steve had the tough job of following the video, which he handled beautifully.  He was followed by Chuck Hostetter, the founding pastor, who shared an inspiring message from Psalm 105 about how God has been at work, is at work, and will continue to be at work in our church.

Bob Miller, who was Chuck’s successor as pastor, was unable to be with us but sent a message by video.  We prayed for his dad, who had surgery the day before, and then heard from Joe Kolb.  Joe was the pastor here for a couple years after Bob.

After I talked for a few minutes about 1 Corinthians 3:10-11 and how Jesus Christ is the permanent–eternal–foundation for our church, we heard from several other people before we wrapped up the worship service with “How Great Is Our God.”

Kristen took a group photo of everyone right after the service, which will be available on Flickr in a day or so.

Then we ate for about three hours, a totally delicious meal from Famous Dave’s.

A great, memorable, special day at CrossWay.  I look forward to doing it again in another 25 years!

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