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Churches Celebrate Dr. Seuss

The faith partnership that includes Fulton’s Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and Oswego’s Episcopal Church of the Resurrection and Grace Lutheran church will celebrate a famous author who himself was familiar with the two dominations during a 10 a. m. service on Sunday, January 29th

This special service will be a celebration of Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss. While many know this beloved author who wrote in rhymes and was accepting of all people, it is less known that his father was Lutheran while his mother was Episcopalian.

During this light-hearted service, The Rev. Rick Klafehn will deliver a specially written worship service that will use many of the kind of rhyming phrases made famous by Dr. Seuss. The service is open to the public and those who attend will experience an opportunity to step back and gain some perspective on their usual worries and concerns. Children and adults of all ages are encouraged to bring a Dr. Seuss character toy and to wear items such as the hat worn in the popular book, “The Cat in the Hat.”

The Rev. Klafehn, who serves as pastor of the three congregations, researched this special service, which was originally delivered in an Episcopalian church in Pennsylvania several years ago. He has customized the service to fit the local congregations he serves. It is intended as a light-hearted, yet sincere way of rethinking the concepts that are important and common to many denomination’s usual worship services.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church is located outside Fulton at the intersection of Route 176 and the Gillespie Road.