Posted by Clark Kolterman on Dec 12, 2018
The Seward Rotary Club traditionally played host to the Greater Seward area pastors and clergy with a special Christmas luncheon and program at their regular noon luncheon meeting on Wednesday, December 12 at noon at the Jones Bank and Trust in Seward in their auditorium. There were 18 pastors and clergy in attendance at the gathering from Seward, Milford and Garland.
Each pastor introduced themselves and the congregation that they are serving.  The pastors were presented with Christmas chocolates and thanked for their service to the families of Greater Seward.
The arrangements were made with the help of the Seward Ministerial Association, under the leadership of the Rev. Pam Williams-St. Andrews Episcopal Church Priest,who is serving as the current President of the Seward Ministerial organization.  
Pastor Rod Corum of Faith Lutheran reported on the status of the Ministerial Association's Christmas project-the "Red Kettle" fundraiser, with 90% of the funds generated going to assist the Ministerial Association.  
Following the short business meeting, the Christmas program featured the Saint John Lutheran School's Chamber Choir-composed of student voices from grades seven and eight at St. John Lutheran School in Seward, under the direction of Paul Soulek, Minister of Music at St. John's Lutheran Church and School in Seward.
The Choir presented a collection of special Christmas music and demonstrated the range of the voices of the youth choir.  The choir was presented with a large sack of Christmas candy in appreciation for their concert by the Seward Rotary Club.  
Following their concert, Rev. Dan Schroeder of Might Fortress Lutheran Church in Seward, let the members of Rotary, their guest and the area pastors in a series of Christmas Carols. 
The Seward Rotary Club annually co-sponsors the National Day of Prayer in Seward, along with the GFWC Seward Women's Club. This year's National Day of Prayer is scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 2019 at noon at the Seward Civic Center.  This year the National Day of Prayer will honor the 125th anniversary of Concordia University in Seward.