Pastor Appreciation Day, also known as Clergy Appreciation Day, is being observed today! It has been observed the second Sunday in October since 1992.
And so, it seems appropriate to remember--especially with yesterday's release of Pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkey--just a few of the many special pastors Croton has had over the years, both Catholic and Protestant (click on the 1958 photo for Our Saviour's Rev. Frederick Gotwald; it's followed by a 1983 blessing of the animals at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church with the Rev. David Wayne). Stay tuned for more.
Read and see more at the links below:
--1972, OUR SAVIOUR EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, REV. MORTON TALBOT; click here
--1969, OUR SAVIOUR, REV. GOTWALD TO RETIRE; CLICK HERE
--2013, OUR SAVIOUR'S PASTOR ANTHONY STEPHENS RETURNING FROM DEPLOYMENT IN AFGHANISTAN; click here
--1972, ASBURY METHODIST, REV. RAOUL WATERS, PASTOR OF ASBURY, TO LEAVE AFTER 9 YEARS; MORE HERE
--2013 BEST OF LUCK TO REV. HARRISON, RETIRING, ASBURY METHODIST https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/06/best-of-luck-to-asburys-rev-victor.html
--2011, HOLY NAME OF MARY, FATHER MICHAEL "MIKE" KEANE, PARISH GOING AWAY PARTY; more here
--1950, REV. GERARDUS BEEKMAN, ST. AUGUSTINE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH; more here
Want to know more about today's Croton's churches? Here are the websites:
---HOLY NAME OF MARY https://www.holynameofmary.org/
---OUR SAVIOUR EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH http://oursaviourcroton.org/
---ST. AUGUSTINE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH http://www.stacroton.org/
---ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH http://asburycroton.umcchurches.org/