On June 1, the Jerusalem Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury held an event to commemorate the veterans and military personnel within the community. This is the second time the church has held this event. Throughout the afternoon, visitors had the opportunity to hear the stories and learn about the service of local military members. The event provided a time for community members to enjoy food and fellowship and show their appreciation of what these veterans have sacrificed.
After 37 years of ministry, Pastor Jim Bowers has retired from his position at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.
As a youth, Bowers (known as Pastor Jim) was active in his church’s youth group at Atonement Lutheran Church in Wyomissing. When Bowers began his college career, he pursued a degree in math and physics, before realizing his life was meant to take a different path.
Quickly changing his degree, he decided to become a psychologist. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.