Special to The Hays Daily News
Baccalaureate services for eight graduating Natoma High School students Sunday began with an opening prayer by Pastor Michael McCrickard, followed by several congregational songs of praise by Pastor Ben MacConnell. They represented the Plainville-Natoma Ministerial Alliance, which organized the event.
Bonnie Schamberger and Ji Young Park played piano duets of "He Leadeth Me" and "Soon and Very Soon." Pastor Allie Williams read from the book of Psalms.
The keynote speaker was Pastor Eric Rook, Plainville United Methodist Church. Addressing the students from the book of Galatians, he charged the graduates with three points for life: "do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God."
Several other scriptures were read by Pastor Bohrer and Pastor Daryl Sherraden. Each graduate received a book, "More Than A Carpenter," from the Alliance, with Rod Sutter presenting a Gideon International Bible.
Katherine Elliot was given special recognition for her leadership as sponsor for the Natoma High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization. She is a USD 399 teacher of the gifted and talented. The ministerial alliance presented her with a study Bible.
Baccalaureate services sponsored by the Plainville-Natoma Ministerial Alliance will be held in the Plainville High School Auditorium Sunday at 4 p.m. For more information on the event for graduating seniors contact Pastor Eric Rook, (785) 434-4800.