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Rev. John Kucharik, who had faithfully served St. Luke's for almost 15 years after the death of the congregation's first pastor in 1967, was honored by the congregation with a fellowship dinner served in Founders Hall following the two morning worship services on Sunday, January 24, 1982. The scripture chosen as the theme for the day was Philippians 4:4 ("Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, rejoice!") because it exemplified Pastor Kucharik's entire life of ministry. Flowers for the church altar were provided by the church and school staff; the homily was preached by SELC District President, Dr. Albert Marcis; Pastors Daniel Estok and Carl Toelke served as liturgists; Judy Duda served as organist and Ruth Wiedenmann directed the church choir for the worship services. Pastor Kucharik continued to serve as a Visiting Pastor for Trinity Lutheran Church in Orlando for several years after retiring from St. Luke's and also ministered to Lutheran Haven residents as Chaplain.

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Kucharik, John, Rev.; Kucharik, Eleanor; Retirement of Pastor; Marcis, Albert, Dr.; Founders Hall; Reception; Wiedenmann, Ruth; Duda, Judy DeCoste; Estok, Daniel, Rev.; Toelke, Carl, Rev.; Trinity Lutheran Church, Orlando


St. Luke's Lutheran Church and School; DSpace at St. Luke's

Repository Collection

St. Luke's Lutheran Church: Brick church 1957-1992; SLLC Church Archives




Seminole County, Fla.; Slavia (Fla.)

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St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Oviedo, Fla.

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