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Bethlehem, Lakewood Recognizes Service of Retiring Organist

DeLoy Goeglein is a true Colorado native! Born in Yuma, the family soon moved to Denver, when as a 6th grader he began playing the organ at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. As the years went by, it became apparent that he had quite the musical gift. Even his sister Shari, an accomplished musician herself, will tell you he was a tough act to follow. His ability to compose and play by ear made him extremely popular while playing the piano and organ in numerous notable locations, such as Tally Ho, Taylor’s Supper Club, RollerCity, the Black Sheep Club, the Organ Grinder, and the Paramount Theatre.

On Sundays, when he wasn’t hard at work with his collegiate studies, you would find him exactly where you would expect, serving as the organist at the old St. John’s Lutheran Church, off of 3rd and Acoma. Here, he met his wife Kathy during a Walther League gathering. After graduation, they moved to River Forest, IL, where he enrolled at Concordia College to earn his education degree.

He worked for several years teaching 5th grade, playing organ, and directing the church choir at St. John’s in River Forest.  Then, in 1967, DeLoy accepted the call to be Bethlehem Lutheran’s Minister of Music and 8th grade teacher, and as they say, the rest is history. 50 years in any occupation is certainly noteworthy, but 50 years of doing exactly what you love, in the place that you love, is a true blessing. Whether in the classroom educating, directing various choirs and bands, giving music lessons, coaching boys’ softball, leading youth ministry, playing music for weddings (if you were married here, DeLoy most likely was your guy!), co-founding and accompanying the Lutheran Chorale – DeLoy and his family hardly ever left the church and school!  We lost count years ago of how many churches have benefitted from his masterful hands, installing, tuning and repairing pianos, chimes, organs, carillons, and handbells – quite the Bellman! More recently, DeLoy can be found playing throughout Denver with his Generations Jazz Trio.

Through it all, DeLoy never considered church work a job, but just what he did. And all can certainly agree it was a job well done. As his reign as King of the Bench comes to a close, DeLoy and his family are so thankful for this lifetime of achievements.

To God be the Glory!


Reminder…Every One His Witness Workshop 

There are still many who do not yet know Christ; many whom we cross paths with in our everyday lives.

LCMS worked up this Every One His Witness program for LWMLers and pastors who were to attend the 2017 convention, but this workshop is available to all LWMLers, spouses, and LWML RMD Pastoral Counselors – past and present. This evangelism-learning opportunity is limited to 60 participants, and the LWML RMD is one of five districts who are hosting one of these workshops.

The Every One His Witness program will help participants learn relational, contextual witnessing through such resources as Luther’s Small Catechism and the L-A-S-S-I-E approach of Listen-Ask-Seek-Share-Invite-Encourage.

The Rev. Mark Wood, director of LCMS Witness & Outreach will be presenting this workshop.

LWML Rocky Mountain District is sponsoring this workshop which will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Eternal Savior Lutheran Church, 2688 North Park Drive, Lafayette, Colorado from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Reservations are required.  Contact Sylvia Bean at or to make your attendance reservation.  LCMS has agreed to pay for up to one night’s lodging with 2 persons to a room, for those attendees coming from outside the Denver area who would need Friday night lodging.  A block of rooms at a local hotel will be reserved for you to make  a reservation  if  needed.  You are responsible for your own travel expenses.  There is no fee for the workshop, and  the noon meal will be provided.  After, April 15, 2017, registration will be open to all LCMS members until the maximum of 60 participants is reached.  Make your reservations today, you won’t want to miss this great opportunity to learn more about witnessing. Click here for a flyer for publicizing this event as posters and bulletin inserts.


Installations of New Pastors

Mt. Calvary Lutheran – The Rite of Installation of Reverend Jonathan Glenn Schultz was celebrated at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Estes Park, Colorado on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

Attending the service were his wife Amy, their children (Joshua, Isaac, Samuel and Rachel), his parents Glenn and Connie Schultz, Amy’s parents Glenn and Vicky Van Velson, Amy’s aunt and uncle, along with the members of Mount Calvary and many other guests and visitors.

Involved in the service were thirteen pastors including Rocky Mountain District President Allen Anderson (Officiant), Reverend Mark Nierman (Liturgist Circuit Visitor), Reverend Bob Paulson (Lector – vacancy pastor Mount Calvary, Estes Park), Pastors Keith Besel (Mount Calvary, Fort Morgan), Timothy Storck (Trinity, Fort Morgan), Glen Schlecht (Immanuel, Loveland), Glen Schultz (Jonathan’s father, Emanuel, Rapid City, SD), Henry Rische (retired – Mount Calvary, Estes Park), Clare Skov (Woodland Park), Brandon Ross (Faith, Johnstown), David Magruder (Peace with Christ, Fort Collins), Al Schroeder (Immanuel, Loveland) and Daniel Praeuner (Zion, Pine Bluffs, WY).  The Acolyte was Ian Conley, the Crucifer was Chipper Banks and the organist was Cheryl Schutz.  The Mount Calvary Handbell Choir played pre-service music under the directorship Dorothy Corman.

A celebration dinner followed the service with time for meeting Pastor Schultz, Amy, Joshua, Isaac, Samuel, Rachel and their families.   It was a great time for fellowship with all the pastors, members, and visitors.

Pastor Jonathan Schultz was born in McCook, NE and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University in Seward, NE where he also met his wife Amy.  The two were married on July 23, 2005 in North Platte, NE.  Jonathan attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO, completed his vicarage in 2007 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Baton Rouge, LA.  In 2008, Jonathan graduated from Concordia Seminary and was placed in his first Call to the dual parish of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Vernal, UT and Trinity Lutheran Church in Rangely, CO.  Pastor Schultz has served as Rocky Mountain LWML District Counselor and as the Circuit Visitor for the Western Circuit.

The Holy Spirit leads us and we rejoice in our Lord Jesus Christ.  Praise God from whom all Blessings Flow.