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Millspaugh honored after nearly six decades in ministry

| June 16, 2014

COSHOCTON — After serving in the ministry for the past 59 years, Rev. Robert Millspaugh was recognized on Sunday, June 8 at the Coshocton Presbyterian Church.

Millspaugh was honored in 2001 with the title of Pastor Emeritus and officially retired in 2010. He has continued to assist with worship services and other duties on an as needed basis since that time.

“June 28, 1955 was a very significant date for me because on that day I was ordained into the gospel ministry,” said Millspaugh. “And now, 59 years later, I have made the decision that Pentecost on June 8 will be my last Sunday to participate as Sunday worship liturgist. You might say — I am finally retiring!”

At the June 8 service, Millspaugh assisted Pastor Jonathan Carlisle in the service with responsive readings, prayers for illumination and dedication, the Old Testament Reading, the serving of Holy Communion, and the benediction. After the service, a Pentecost cake honoring Millspaugh was enjoyed by the congregation.

Millspaugh says it has been a joy to serve the Lord, working with a number of congregations, particularly in Coshocton, both as a full-time and interim pastor.

“Our time has been most rewarding for my wife, Grace, and me,” he added. “Even though I am retiring, we plan to remain in Coshocton.”

During the June 8 sermon, Rev. Carlisle recognized Bob and Grace Millspaugh’s 59 years in the ministry stating, “The Holy Spirit brought them from New Jersey to Coshocton.”








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