UCC minister at Wakonda retires The United Church of Christ at Wakonda, is announcing the retirement of its long-time minister Rev. Oswald Elbe.
Rev. Elbe has served more than 30 years at the Wakonda church as well as two brief terms at Elk Point and several other small rural churches. He has been a good and faithful servant of the Lord these many years. Until recently he was also accompanied by his wife, Ruth, who for many years served as church pianist and organist.
The UCC congregation will be hosting a farewell celebration coffee gathering for "Oz" on Sunday, July 25 at 10 a.m. at the church Parish Hall.
All friends, church members and former members, associates and neighbors are cordially invited to attend, to wish him well on his retirement and congratulate him on his 60 years as an ordained minister.
Cards and letters may be sent to 619 E. 18th Street, Yankton, SD 57078.