MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The senior service provider Wartburg, headquartered in Mount Vernon, held a special chapel service last month to round out a 150-year anniversary celebration.
A Celebration of Praise and Thanksgiving in its historic chapel was attended by 165 people, including board members, religious leaders, community members, residents and guests.
“The remarkable story of Wartburg, since the days of its founding up until today, is that it reflects living in Christian charity and in Christ’s love, this is what Wartburg is all about," said The Rev. Dr. Robert A. Rimbo,
Bishop of The Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America presided over the ceremony.
The Rev. Carol E. A. Fryer, Director of Spiritual Care and Church Relations at Wartburg, served as Master of Ceremonies.
“We remember Wartburg’s many saints who founded and led this institution for the past 150 years, individuals who raised children and brought them up and taught them the faith of the Church,” said Fryer.
“We also remember the individuals who cared for seniors, starting in the late 1890s, and we remember those who lived their final years at Wartburg.”
“One of the blessings of Wartburg is that it represents the best of our Church bodies. It is a place where people can come to be cared for and also learn about Christ, where their spiritual needs, as well as their physical needs, are looked after,” said The Rev. Derek G. Lecakes, Bishop/President of the Atlantic District of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
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