Second Thought - The call I never answered (a sequel)

Dave Lein

Back in 2003 I wrote a column about my dad retiring after nearly 40 years as a Lutheran minister. I wrote another column in 2014 when he reached the 50-year milestone. Now, I am writing again, because last month he reached the 55-year mark.
After guest preaching throughout the region during retirement, Dad was called back to full active duty six years ago and currently serves as pastor at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of East Jordan. Obviously, retirement didn’t take. Below is an updated version of that original column.

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