S: PASTOR ROBERT HALE, AND HIS STORY OF FAITH
BC: BY: Deanna & Caralyn Ordoñez 2010
FC: AND HIS STORY OF FAITH... | PASTOR ROBERT HALE
1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen
2: God brought together that which He planned to be together forever in LOVE. | NOVEMBER | 23, | 1963
5: College 1962-1965 Army 1967-1969 Rehab 1969-1974 Seminary 1974-1977 Pen-Mar Parrish 1977-1983 Navy 1983-2002 83-85 Marines / North Carolina 85-87 PMC / Hospital / Virginia 87-89 Squadron / Virginia 89-90 School / Rhode Island 90-92 Ship / Desert Storm / Virginia 92-95 Marines / Hawaii 95-98 Hospital / Jacksonville 98-02 NAS / Pensacola Advent Lutheran Church 2002-Present | HISTORY OF SERVICE
6: How did you know you were being called in to the ministry (how old were you)? | from about 5th grade to senior high. ' ' When I got out of army in 1969, Toni said to get more involved in the church, so I started teaching Sunday school and became an assisting minister. ' ' After a Good Friday service in April 1974, I was talking and announced that I wanted to go into seminary. I then proceeded to do just that with the support of my wife. ' | ..a sense of something greater.. | 'I had
7: Where did you go to seminary? Gettysburg Seminary
8: Tell me about your ordination. | - June 1977 - must have a call - Thiel College in Erie, PA. - part of closing Eucharist -it was "emotional and awesome"
9: 'It was GREAT missionary work, having the chance to be in the marines, a hospital chaplain, in the infantry, and on a ship during Desert Storm. | What was it like being a chaplain in the navy?
10: What other churches have you been a minister at? *Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church* *St. Paul's Lutheran Church* (Pen-Mar Parrish)
11: What are some of the biggest similarities and differences in being a chaplain and a minister in a congregation? | __________________ | SIMILARITIES | DIFFERENCES | - missionary work (age) - pastoral care - chaplain of other faith groups | - sacrament - words
12: What is your favorite Bible verse / Bible story? | Genesis ^the Creation ^Adam & Eve = problems ^if you don't understand sin, you won't understand Scripture
13: If you could pick one or two things, what would be your favorite thing about being a minister? | - potlucks -worship (coming together as a community)
14: What has been your most embarrassing moment as a minister? | 'I was walking down a hall at a hospital in Hawaii when a soon-to-be father asked me to pray for his wife and the baby. So I ended up seeing the birth of the child and EVERYTHING else!'
15: What has been your favorite memory as a minister? monthly service in Hawaii on the beach / baptizing a baby in the bay and seeing a rainbow after
17: AND NOW, HERE ARE SOME MEMORIES AND WORDS FROM ADVENT LUTHERAN | CHURCH...
18: LUTHEROCK | KEY WEST | DECORATING YOUR CAR
20: CONFIRMATION | MISC.
22: For everything you do, in every season of our lives... | THANK YOU!
23: The congregation was asked to describe you in ONE word. Here is what we said: | COMPASSIONATE | complex | contemplative | passionate | dedicated | tender-hearted | gracious | kind | caring | smart | palindrome | loving | SMART | faithful | committed | loyal
24: When Christ ascended back to Heaven, He gave gifts to the church. One of those gifts was pastors. You are a gift from God to our church. (Ephesians 4:11) | Ephesians 4:11 And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers.
26: All things grow better with love.