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Graduation At Immanuel, Mankato —

“Your Calling In Life”

Ten students were graduated from Immanuel Lutheran High School, Mankato, Minn. in a worship service/concert on June 2, 1996. The senior class, whose colors were royal blue and white, chose Proverbs 3:1-2 as their class verse:

“My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands; for length of days and long life and peace they will add to you.”

The class selects one of the High School faculty to give their graduation address. This year’s class chose Mr. Craig Owings as the speaker. In speaking on the theme “Your Calling In Life,” teacher Owings elaborated on what it takes to be a “profitable servant” of the Lord. First, remember that you have been called by the Lord; secondly, remember that this calling involves both the content of faith and the conduct of daily life. The fact that “Christ has a claim on your life” is not a fearful prospect, the speaker point out, but a confident one, because Christ is the loving Lord and Savior. As far as knowing what God’s will is for your life, above all else be lifelong students of the Scriptures. At the same time, one will want to pray and consult mature Christians, especially one’s parents and pastor.

The graduates had chosen “Christ Is Our Cornerstone” as their class hymn. The content of that hymn will assist them in remembering and fulfilling their special calling as God’s redeemed children.

Of the ten graduates, two and possibly three, will be continuing their education at Immanuel Lutheran College, Eau Claire. All of them will join the increasing pool of young men and women from Immanuel congregation who have enjoyed the inestimable benefits of a Christian education at both the elementary and secondary level.

–Pastor Paul Fleischer