Honoring Their Service

August 17, 2023

Editor’s note: Diane Johnson and Cheryl Kaiser retired as co-moderators in June after service in this challenging role that was extended by the pandemic. The church honored them and Priscilla Bull, whose continued service as chair of the Music and Worship Committee is equally valued and
indispensable, at a luncheon on June 11. They sent this letter to the congregation after the event:

We have felt fortunate to have had the support of Council members and the congregation as we’ve gone through some difficult days and have had to make important decisions which weren’t always easy. Even though we don’t always agree on issues, we all try to do what’s we feel is best for OCC.

We are also fortunate to have a strong music team, which helps tremendously in planning weekly services. Lea Kendall’s talents are unending. In addition to selecting all the music each week, she has now resurrected the choir! With Colin Van Tuyl’s trumpet and voice added to the mix, we are truly blessed.

We greatly appreciate all the effort that went into planning the luncheon, and are grateful for your support, your kind words and your generous gifts.

With gratitude and love,
Cheryl, Diane and Priscilla