The Ministerial Alliance hosted the 2021 seniors for Baccalaureate on Sunday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Clara Minor and Connor Pfaff gave inspirational testimonies to the crowd. There were 39 seniors in attendance for the gathering. Family members, pastors and friends joined together in celebration of the class member’s accomplishments thus far and gave helpful reassuring words to reflect on, as they step into the next chapter of their lives.
Connie Walker played the processional as the seniors entered the church and were seated together in the front. Logan Lucas welcomed everyone to the evenings event. The Class of 2021 has 80 graduates.
Next, Rev. Mark Sewell, led the opening prayer. Followed by Pastor Alex Brown reading Old Testament lessons from Jeremiah 29:11-14, Pastor Paul Washington reading New Testament lessons from Romans 8:31-39 and Fr. Greg Oligschlaeger gave the gospel lesson from John 15:9-17.
The main address was given by Fr. Greg Oligschlaeger with verses focused from Matthew 6:30-7:8. The Ministerial Alliance addressed the graduates explaining their plans and dreams may change, but God’s Word will forever remain the same, encouraging the young classmates to seek His will in all they do.
The MCHS Choir performed the song, “Light in the Hallways.” Choir members participating were Clara Minor, Connor Pfaff, Montana Masterson, Logan Lucas, Lilliana Zurweller, Eveline Olivas, Aaron Elliott, Rachel Hommert and Kannon O’Bryan-Minor.
Next, Madelynn Gares led the crowd in The Lord’s Prayer. Afterwards, Anne Marie Quinn gave the closing comments, with Deacon Mike Long following with the closing prayer. Before the evening ended, the alter was opened for any student who would like to come forward for a prayer and blessing.
The benediction was given by Pastor Olivia Earlywine to the students and the students were dismissed as Connie Walker ended the event with the recessional.
The Ministerial Alliance is made up of pastors from surrounding churches including: First Baptist Church, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Christian Church, United Methodist Church, Our Savior Lutheran Church and Promiseland Family Church.