March 11, 2014

Confirmation Class - 1920

Front Row (left to right)-
Hilda Snook, John Smith, Rev. T.W. Hoernemann, Elizabeth Rable, Paul Blase.
Back Row-
Chester Badertscher, Margaret Heil, Alton Heil, Esther Wilhelm, Louise MacDonald.

March 4, 2014

Communion Kit - Christ Revealed

Pastor's Home Communion Kit
(First E&R Church - early 1900's)

    Tarnished silver-plated pieces, a splintered wooden hinge, and wine stained lining on the lid are obviously evident. However it wasn't until this picture was taken, an abstract portrait of Jesus with crown of thorns was revealed in the folds of purple cloth...

Will you see the face of Christ our Savior?

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." (Matthew 26:26-28, NIV)