Ted Lutz

More than 75 came out on a cold rainy night to participate in the annual Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Kane Area Ministerial Association.The event, which included hymns, prayers and a sermon, was held at the newly-renovated St. Callistus Catholic Church along Chase Street.Pastors who participated in the hour-long program included the Rev. Chad Troup, pastor at the First Church of God; the Rev. Philip Pinczewski, pastor at St. Callistus; the Rev. David Pflieger, the chaplain at the Lutheran Home at Kane and the interim pastor at St. John's Episcopal Church; the Rev. William Waterman, pastor at the Tabor Lutheran Church; the Rev. William LaVelle Jr., pastor at the First United Methodist Church; and the Rev. Rebecca Taylor, pastor at the Presbyterian Church of Kane and the main speaker at the program.In her sermon entitled "Holy Rebellion," Rev. Taylor stressed the importance of the phrase "thank you" and its link with Jesus, "the Savior of the world.""Thank you-- two words that are always just right when they dish up genuine and perfect praise," Rev. Taylor said. She said the phrase "puts the brakes on all that leads us away from the Savior that we may find ourselves healed and whole."See full article by purchasing the Nov. 23 edition of The Kane Republican.