Our church is named The Sower’s Chapel after the parable of the sower. The parable is a story about a man who went out to sow seed (plant wheat) by scattering it in his field. Not all the seed grew up to produce a crop, but some of it does.We are a community that plants seeds, nurtures those who receive the seed, and celebrates the harvest.
Memorial Day Service | 11am on May 27, 2018
A Community Memorial Day Service honoring SP4 Dale E. Shultz, who served in the Army Infantry, A Company, in Vietnam, will be held on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 11 AM at the Outdoor Sanctuary, across the road from The Sower’s Chapel.
SP4 Dale E. Shultz was born on September 16, 1949 and grew up in Freeport, PA. He lived with his parents, Charles and Helen Shultz and two sisters, Lila Jean (Simmers) and Linda (Henderson) on High Street in Freeport.
Dale served with A Company, 1st Battalion of the 46th Infantry in Vietnam. While in Vietnam, SP4 Shultz earned a Bronze Star and a Combat Infantry Badge.
In a letter from the Department of the Army, the family learned that SP4 Dale E. Shultz had been taking sniper position when another soldier tripped a land mine and was wounded. A rescue helicopter was called, but as the helicopter was extracting the wounded soldier from the area, the backwash from the helicopter pushed another man off balance and he tripped another booby trap. The fragments from the booby trap grenade fatally wounded SP4 Shultz. He was immediately evacuated, but died of his wounds in the Evacuation Hospital in Chu Lai. SP4 Shultz was killed in action in Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam, on December 23, 1970. He was 21 years old. SP4 Dale E. Shultz was awarded a Purple Heart posthumously.
The service will be held at an outdoor sanctuary across from the church.