Easter 5 Pastor's Message

 “Let them praise the name of the LORD, whose name only is 

exalted, whose splendor is over 

earth and heaven” 

(Psalm 148:13). 

We rejoice this weekend with 13 of our disciples who are graduating from high school over the coming weeks and beginning new adventures in their lives. We give thanks for each of them and pray that they might continue to use their unique God-given gifts in ministry to serve others in both the church and the world. Join us at 9:15 a.m. this Sunday in the PLC Lobby as we recognize each of them and present them with a gift from the congregation. 

Elizabeth Barkley 

Elizabeth is graduating from Springfield High School. She will attend Saint Louis University in the fall and plans to major in physical therapy. 

Emma Busboom 

Emma is graduating from Glenwood High School. She will attend Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in the fall and plans to major in nursing. 

Meghan Eiter 

Meghan is graduating from Glenwood High School. She will attend Illinois State University in the fall and plans to major in nursing and minor in Spanish. 

Zach Eiter 

Zach is graduating from Glenwood High School. He plans to enter the Army National Guard. Upon completing his army training, Zach plans to attend Illinois State University to study Information Technology and to complete the ROTC program. 

Jillian Korte 

Jillian is graduating from Pleasant Plains High School. In the fall, she will attend Lincoln Land Community College’s School of Nursing. 

Danny Lee 

Danny is graduating from Pleasant Plains High School. He will be attending Lincoln Land in the fall majoring in Theater. 

Joe Lee 

Joe is graduating from Pleasant Plains High School. He will attend Lincoln Land Community College in the fall and plans to major in business. 

Sina Leutheuser 

Sina is graduating from Springfield High School. Upon graduating, she will return home to Berlin, Germany to complete her secondary education there. She hopes to eventually study environmental conservation. 

Rebecca Nika 

Rebecca is graduating from Pleasant Plains High School. She will attend the University of Illinois at Chicago in the fall and plans to major in computer science. 

Mark Sanders 

Mark is graduating from Southeast High School. 

Colton Scott 

Colton is graduating from Rochester High School. After graduation, Colton will be joining the United State Air Force. 

Maddy Smith 

Maddy is graduating from Glenwood High School. She will attend the University of Kentucky in the fall majoring in nursing. 

Caleb Wind 

Caleb is graduating from Southeast High School. He will attend Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in the fall and plans to study mechanical engineering. 

Congratulations, seniors, and God’s richest blessings to each and every one of you! 

Transformed by Grace + 

Pastor Greg