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Rev. George I. Goodwin, 84; Pastor In NY, Vt.; Ran Popular ‘Tent Meeting’

IN MEMORIAM:  Rev. George Goodwin, 84;

Pastor In NY, Vt.; Ran Popular ‘Tent Meeting’

Rev. Dr. George I Goodwin, Jr

EAST WORCESTER – The Rev. Dr. George I. Goodwin, Jr. (aka “Rev”), 84, whose annual “Tent Meetings” in Pennsylvania drew hundreds of participants, has gone to be with the Lord on Aug. 1, 2019.

Dr. Goodwin was born on March 4, 1935, in Newburgh, the son of the late Rev. George Goodwin Sr., and Emma B. (Jones) Goodwin.

He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Harold, and four sisters, Rilla Mae Goodwin of Newburgh, Sally Borst of Longmont, Colo., Diane Marendo of Cold Springs, and Carolyn Sayre of Woodland, Calif.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 10

Explore Cooperstown’s

Finest Restaurants

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“COOP EATS” RESTAURANT WEEKEND – 11/10-13 Participating restaurants offer Prix-Fixe dinner menu in addition to regular menus. Join us in exploring Cooperstown’s finest restaurants. Info, cooperstownchamber.org

ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Includes lecture by the featured artist Sue Coe titled”Porkopolis – Animals and Industry.” Martin-Mullen art gallery, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine pkwy, Onoenta. Info, call Gallery Director Tim Sheesley at (607)436-2445 or (607)436-3456 or visit http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/art/gallery/gallery.html

THEATER – 7 p.m. High School musical, “Into the Woods.” Cooperstown Central School, 39 Linden Ave., Cooperstown. Info, cooperstowncs.org

BLOOD DRIVE – 2-6 p.m. In the gym, Oneonta Family YMCA 20-26, Ford Ave., Oneonta. To learn more check their FACEBOOK page.

Like Baseball, Humans Imperfect, Bishop Tells 175th Celebration

Like Baseball, Humans Imperfect,

Bishop Tells 175th Celebration

The congregation applauds as the Rev. Paul Messner prepares to bless the recently installed organ at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hartwick Seminary,  which is celebrating its 175 anniversary today.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
The congregation applauds as the Rev. Paul Messner prepares to bless the recently installed organ at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hartwick Seminary, which is celebrating its 175 anniversary today. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Bishop Macholz used baseball metaphors to describe man's imperfection in today's sermon.  But grace – forgiveness – is always at hand, he said.
Bishop Macholz used baseball metaphors to describe man’s imperfection in today’s sermon. But grace – forgiveness – is always at hand, he said.

HARTWICK SEMINARY – Human beings are imperfect, like baseball, the Most Rev. John S. Macholz, bishop of the Methodist Church’s Upstate Synod, at today’s 175th anniversary celebration of the Evangelical Lutheran Church here.

“Life is a mixture of hits and errors,” Bishop Macholz told the congregation. “It’s not over ’til it’s over and there is grace in that. It means we get another chance. There is always time for redemption.”

The church, across Route 28 from the original site of Hartwick College, was founded in 1839 to serve the first Lutheran theological school in the U.S. The Rev. Paul Messner, pastor, also serves as chaplain at the Oneonta college.

The celebration began with a concert on the church’s new organ, rebuilt by Sid Chase of Worcester with pieces of three different church organs, including one that was built for the Vatican Pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City.

Donald J. Washburn, 94; Ran Feed Stores Near Saratoga

IN MEMORIAM:  Donald J. Washburn, 94; Ran Feed Stores Near Saratoga

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Donald J. Washburn, 94, a member of the Cooperstown Methodist Church, passed away June 5, 2014, after a brief illness at the Pinecrest Hospice Center, Delray Beach, Fla.   He also lived in Bacon Hill, Saratoga County.

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