You’ve told us many times this year
How long you’ve been with us.
Has it really been that long
Twenty years or so this month?
We’ve done a little research
And what you say is true
It doesn’t really seem that long
The time has certainly flew.
In our investigation
We uncovered many facts
About the twenty years gone by
We document these stats.
You were thirty-five the day you came
To visit with our church
A trial sermon was the test
To finalize our search.
We were pleased and recommended
The church to vote for you.
To serve God as our pastor
As you were willing to.
You took the challenge and moved in
To the parsonage and our hearts
We stored up a host of memories
Of which we now impart.
We’ve added on some classrooms
And a brand new fellowship hall
Made cookbooks and directories
And bought hymnals for us all.
We built a ramp onto the porch
Bought a piano and a van
Remodeled the sanctuary
And let you visit the Holy Land.
We celebrated milestones
Of our church’s history
We dressed old-fashion and fellowshipped
With the surrounding community.
Take note of all these changes
That have happened ore’ the years
The happy times, the tragedies
The laughter, and the tears.
The weddings and the funerals
Baptisms and births
You shared in our joys and sorrows
This gesture has great worth.
We’ve gathered all these memories
Sorted pictures for you to view.
It took the family of the church
To prepare these slides for you.
So sit back comfortably with us all
And watch the picture show
It’s done to thank you for the years
And to you, our love bestow
Thank You For Your Service
Kaylene Poff (November, 2000)
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