By Anita Mau 

Thank You Pastor Bader


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Pastor Rick Bader and his wife Alice.

It was 1980 - Jimmy Carter was President. A stamp cost $.15. The Federal Debt was $909 Billion. The Empire Strikes Back was the top grossing movie. There was a Miracle on Ice as USA Men's hockey shocked the world and won gold. The TV show Dallas left everyone wondering "Who shot JR?" Mt. St. Helen's erupted. CNN began broadcasting. And then there was Pastor-elect Rick Bader, who had just finished Seminary and was being placed at his first church.

His journey began with receiving his first call to serve St. John's Lutheran Church in Lena, Illinois. His first contact was a "thre...

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