Friday, February 01, 2008

Jonnie Smith

Phil Ryken read the following commendation at Jonnie Smith's retirement luncheon yesterday:

January 31, 2008

Whereas Johnnie Mae Smith is a precious daughter of God, a beloved sister in Christ, and a valued member of Philadelphia's Tenth Presbyterian Church;

Whereas our sister has served faithfully for the past 40 years in the offices of the United States National Park Service;

Whereas she is being honored for her service on this, the 31st day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand and eight;

Whereas the National Park Service is a venerable institution that serves the common good by enabling the citizens of our own country and visitors from around the world to appreciate the history of the United States and the beauty of God's creation;

Whereas Johnnie is loved by all who know her for her warm smile and joyful spirit; and

Whereas she will continue to serve both God and her neighbor by using her gifts to teach a Bible study at the United States Federal Detention Center and in other ways;

Therefore be it resolved that we praise God for Johnnie Mae Smith, that we honor her for public service, that we join her family, friends, and colleagues in offering many good wishes on the occasion of her retirement, and that we pray for God's continued blessing on her life.

The Session of Tenth Presbyterian Church


Blogger Cora's Asian Oddyssey said...

And whereas Johnnie Mae Smith is a great friend with whom to be on hugging terms, I resolve that everyone who sees her at Tenth Church give her a warm and enthusiastic hug!

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