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The Rev. Tom Stone with wife, Vickie.

Pastor Tom and Viki Stone and congregation of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ will celebrate 42 years of ministry in Horton this coming Sunday, Oct. 20.

The anniversary celebration will include the Sunday morning service at 10:15 with guest speaker Luke Schmitz of the Kansas City branch of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and a 3 p.m. concert of praise music. Afternoon musicians and vocalists will include some of the Stone siblings, the Foster family from St. Joseph, Mo. Ashtyn Keo, pianist, Victoria Jelks, pianist & vocalist, the church’s children’s choir and the CLJC worship team.

The Stones moved to Horton in February of 1977 and held their first Sunday service on May 29 of that year in their first building at 945 Second Avenue East, one block east of the Horton Post Office. The congregation purchased and moved to its present location at 1201 Central in 1981.

The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ (CLJC) is a non-denominational, multicultural, multi-racial body of believers drawn together by a firm belief in the Bible as God’s Word and Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The CLJC mission is to love God, love each other and to love those in need of God’s help.

Refreshments will be served following the 3 p.m. service.

A freewill offering for the Stones in honor of their years of ministry may be given at either service. The public is warmly welcomed to either or both celebration services.

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