On Sunday, Sept. 16, Oxford Assembly gathered to celebrate Pastor Wayne and Sandra Unger’s 25 years of service and ministry to the church.
Friends and relatives from all parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba were in attendance, as well as MLA, Doyle Piwniuk, and Cheryl Porter, standing in for MP Larry McGuire, who offered congratulations on behalf of the federal and provincial governments.
A past and present music team, including two young boys with big voices, Matthew Kirkup and Joshua Baer, livened the sanctuary with praise and worship and Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada district superintendent Andrew Porterfield, a personal friend of Pastor Wayne’s from Bible college days, provided a message regarding the use of talents, adding a few choice stories from the past.
At the end of the service, Pastor Wayne was presented with a plaque, consisting of aerial photographs of the church, and a Scripture verse from 1 Thessalonians 5:24 — Faithful is He who calls you, who also will do it.
The service was followed by a dinner in the downstairs hall where Troy Leslie, coach of the Virden Oil Capitals, gave a few words of appreciation for Pastor Wayne’s care and involvement, as chaplain of the hockey team.