Church: Withee – St. John’s Lutheran New Pastor (Aug 1973)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Groenewold, Simon, Pankow, Wenger

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 23 Aug 1973

Rev. Douglass R. Groenewold, a native of Spencer, was installed as pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Withee and Trinity Lutheran Church in Greenwood at services Sunday.

The rite of installation was performed by the Rev. Henry Simon of Appleton. Rev. David Pankow of Colby gave the sermon and Rev. David Wenger of Greenwood was liturgist.

Following the installation service a reception was held in the Withee Church basement.

Rev. Groenewold received his B.A. degree from Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1963, and continued his studies for the ministry at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1967 to 1972 he served as an evangelistic missionary in New Guinea. He has been studying at Concordia Seminary since his return to the United States.

Pastor Groenewold and his family….(the rest of my article was cut off)



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