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Tom Hartshorn celebrates 50 years of preaching

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Tom Hartshorn celebrates 50 years of preaching

Rev. Tom Hartshorn opened Sunday’s service at Christ Reformed United Church of Christ by noting that he preached his very first sermon as a new pastor on the first Sunday in February 50 years ago. He noted that he was working in Friendsville, Md., where he was preaching at four churches every Sunday. Friendsville is in Western Maryland, and he noted that he sometimes went from church to church on a snowmobile.

Looking back over his 50 years at the pulpit, Tom said, “It is a pleasure to have served a big part of that right here in Martinsburg.”

Congratulations, Tom, on 50 years of preaching. Here’s hoping you have many more!