The Rev. Alan Holtz will be celebrating his 55th year of his ordination as a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod pastor on June 30.
From July 1963 until December 1994, he served as the pastor of The Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Cushing, Okla.; Grace Lutheran in Jersey City, N.J., Faith Lutheran Church in Derby, Kan.; and Grace Lutheran in El Dorado, Kan.
Since 1994, he has served as an emergency pastor and church organist for several Central Illinois congregations. Currently, Holtz is an organist at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in St. Peter. A reception will be held in his honor on July 1 following the 9 a.m. service.
For those who wish to express a note of appreciation or send a card, the address is: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 605 E. Third St., St. Peter, Ill. 62880.