Special Announcements

Please send all special announcements to Richard Ritenbaugh at the church office.


Church of the Great God is pleased to announce that two people were baptized into the Body of Christ at this year's Feast of Tabernacles: Hans Reeter of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Jarod Ritenbaugh of Charlotte, North Carolina. These baptisms were performed on Friday, October 30, 2019, in the swimming pool of the DoubleTree Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Richard Ritenbaugh, Martin Collins, and Mark Schindler officiated. Congratulations and welcome to the Body of Christ!



Derek and Tiffany Schulte delivered their daughter, Ziva Jeanne Schulte, together at 8:30 AM on Monday, October 21, 2019, while at the Feast in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Tiffany writes:

This birth was such a blessing! We were allowed everything we wanted except the date which, in the divine plan, ended up working out better. Zevran loves to hold his new sister. Derek and I both returned to work on Friday (I can take Ziva with me to work), and we are all adjusting well to life with a new family member. Many thanks to everyone who prayed for us!

P.S. Ziva does not have crossed eyes, but the photo was too funny to keep to myself.

Ziva Jeanne Schulte



Tiffany Schulte writes,

[Gary Garrett] was having trouble with respiration, mobility, and pain yesterday and asked Mom to have hospice make a visit. Upon discussion with his hospice nurse, he elected to go to the hospital to receive hospice care there. My mom stayed all night and three of my sisters stayed through various portions of the night with him. He passed away this morning. Thanks to all who have prayed. Dad was very blessed throughout this trial; his hospice nurse referred to him as her "medical miracle."

Cards may be sent to:
Deana Garrett
3205 Pheasant Run Trl.
Peru, IA 50273

Lucile Brown (Gary's mother)
415 N. 2nd St. #117
Winterset, IA 50273


We are sorry to report that John Reiss's father Henry, has died. Thank you for all of your prayers on behalf of Henry during his illness.



We are pleased to announce the wedding of Mark Ginter and Mary Boscia of Stoystown, Pennsylvania. They were united in marriage before family and friends on Sunday afternoon, August 18, 2019, in the groom's backyard. Richard Ritenbaugh officiated. The Ginters will reside in Stoystown. Congratulations!

Mark and Mary Ginter


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