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Happy Milestone Birthday

May 22, 2016 Limerick, Pennsylvania

Our congregation looked forward to this day to be part of Else Walsh’s special birthday blessing. At the end of service,  Evangelist Lessig shared two bible texts he found that fit our dear Sister – you could say they ‘sparkled.’

The first, Zechariah 9:16, referred to the time God gave the Israelites the strength to rebuild the temple when they returned from captivity in Babylon: “The Lord will save them in that day as the flock of His people, for they shall be like the jewels of a crown lifted like a banner over His land.” Isaiah 62:3 similarly referenced “You shall also be a crown of glory…and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.” The Evangelist acknowledged how, in the difficult situations she faced in life, she knew that God helped her through.

The Evangelist gave her the assurance that the Lord will be with her in whatever decisions she makes in the future and will propel her to what is best - because “God remembers” and she is very precious in His eyes. After our rector presented her with flowers, we all enjoyed birthday cake and background music by our cellists while celebrating with Else and her two daughters in the fellowship room.

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