This Sunday, October 23, 2016, the Trinity-St. John Lutheran School family will gather to give praise and thanks to God for 25 years of faithful service by Mrs. Deb Lange. The theme for the day, based on Philippians 1:3-5, is “We Thank Our God for You.”
God’s blessings to Deb, and through Deb to many others, will be the focus of the 10:00 a.m. service at St. John’s Lutheran Church, New Minden. Pastor Jacob Mueller, a former student of Mrs. Lange’s and current pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Emma, MO, will be the guest speaker. The public is invited. A meal will follow immediately after the service in the St. John’s Schoolhouse.
Deb was born, baptized, and confirmed in Lincoln, Nebraska, the daughter of Donald and Mary Kuhn. She attended Concordia College, Seward, NE, and received a B.S. in Education from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1989. She began her teaching career at Trinity-St. John Lutheran School in the fall of 1991. In 1994 she completed the colloquy program and thus became a rostered professional teacher in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Mrs. Lange has spent most of her 25 years teaching 4th grade, although she has fulfilled numerous other assignments, particularly in the upper grades at TSJ. She is also the staff specialist in classroom technology.
On February 11, 1995, she married Terry E. Lange at St. John’s, New Minden. They make their home in Addieville. As a teacher called by the St. John’s Congregation, Deb has served in the St. John’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and in many other ways.
In Mrs. Lange’s honor, the day will include a special door offering for the Adult Congenital Heart Association.
Trinity-St. John Lutheran School is a joint ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church, Nashville, and St. John’s Lutheran Church, New Minden.