The Emmaus High School Baccalaureate service was held recently at the high school for graduating seniors and their families. ABOVE: The prelude consists of a string quartet including Tina Zhang and Sandhya Sriram on violin, Sajan Patel on viola, Rhys Williams on cello and Millan Patel on bass. RIGHT: Emma Walker sings “The Road Home,” by Stephen Paulus.PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
Emmaus High School Class President Joel Sanchez leads the congregates in a call to worship.
Emma Walker sings “The Road Home,” by Stephen Paulus.
Pastor Ric Elliot, of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus, brings three items to accompany his message to the graduates: a turkey, a tennis ball and a bottle of Gorilla glue. Elliot said the turkey reminds us of Thanksgiving and suggested graduates thank everyone who helped bring them to this point in their life including thanks to God who helped guide them through life. The tennis ball
RIGHT: Pastor Jack Haberer, of First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, talks with the graduates about how “All Truth is God’s Truth,” quoting the words from St. Augustine. “The adventure ahead is one to lay hold of …and to go forward into it – not afraid of the challenges ahead of you…but laying hold of the words of St. Augustine: All Truth is God’s Truth, wherever it is found, and living into
ABOVE: Oliver Vinovskis plays “Rondo Espressivo” by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, on piano during the Baccalaureate service.
Rev. Waldemar Vinovskis, of Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, Macungie, talks with the graduates about love and learning to be positive. “Life isn’t always going to go your way, so make the best of it.”PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
Megan Carter gives the benediction at the Emmaus High School Baccalaureate service recently.