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Dear Westminster Church Friends,

We hope your 2019 calendar is marked at Saturday, February 23, 12 to 4 PM! A joyous farewell celebration is planned for Carol and Michael Rogers at Shady Maple Banquet Center. Dr. Rogers’ last Sunday in the pulpit as our senior pastor is

February 24. His official retirement starts March 1.

In addition to a delicious buffet luncheon, there will be a program recognizing Michael and Carol’s years of gospel ministry and our thankfulness for their 24 years of dedicated service to us. Celebration highlights include sweet memories with family and friends, music, joy and laughter.

Please plan to arrive between 11:30 and 12:00 for seating assignment. For your information, a brief outline of the afternoon follows:

12:00 Doors to the banquet room open and hors d’oeuvres served

12:30 Lunch is served buffet style

1:15 Program starts during your dessert and coffee

3:00 Opportunity to personally greet Dr. and Mrs. Rogers

4:00 Doors close and we head home with grateful hearts for time well-spent

Registration cost is $20 each person/seat, which includes any child needing a highchair. Since seating will be limited, please register early if you want to be certain of a place. If you need assistance with the cost, please mark it on your Sunday attendance blue slip and you will be contacted.

Register by clicking the button above (you will receive confirmation) or find a paper form at the registration desk. Add payment and the form to the envelope provided and place it in the lockbox at the kiosk. Checks for the banquet are payable to Westminster Presbyterian Church. Registration closes Wednesday, February 6.

There will be a basket available for your cards and gifts at the banquet. Be sure any love gift checks are made payable to Dr. and Mrs. Michael Rogers and NOT to Westminster Church. For those unable to attend the banquet, cards and gifts may be mailed to Dr. and Mrs. Rogers, 101 Grouse Avenue, Lititz, PA 17543-2423.

The banquet is not a surprise, but some elements of the program will be. A beautiful tribute is planned for our beloved senior pastor and his wife. Please do not miss it!

Sincerely in Christ,

The Retirement Committee:

Dr. John Light, Julie Diener, Eve Sypien, Stacy York, Betsy Graver