On June 16th the members of St. John's Lutheran Church, Reinbeck, will be honoring Rev. Bruce Boyce's 25th ordination anniversary into the Holy Ministry. The members of St. John's invite the community to join them for worship and a special reception celebrating this joyful occasion. Worship services will begin at 9 a.m. with the reception to follow.
In 1976 Rev. Boyce began his church work as a DCE (Director of Christian Education) at Grace Lutheran Church in Waterloo. In 1984, the Lord led him to Concordia Theological Seminary for Pastoral training in Ft. Wayne, Ind. After graduating in the spring of 1988, Rev. Boyce was ordained on June 12th at Grace Lutheran Church in Waterloo, Iowa. In the summer of 1988 he accepted his first call to Zion Lutheran Church in LuVerne, Iowa. Joined by his wife Brenda, and their two daughters, Rachel & Valerie, his ministry began. From 1988 to 2000 Rev. Boyce faithfully administered the Sacraments and spread the Gospel to the family of Zion Lutheran in LuVerne.
After 12 years serving his first call, Rev. Boyce received and accepted a call to be the shepherd of St. John's Lutheran Church, Reinbeck, Iowa in October of 2000. Besides serving St. John's for the past 13 years, Rev. Boyce has served as the LCMS Counselor for the Waterloo circuit, served Faith Lutheran as a vacancy pastor, and has taught theology at Valley Lutheran School of Cedar Falls. Currently Rev. Boyce serves as the pastoral advisor for the Waterloo zone of the LWML (Lutheran Women's Missionary League).
Rev. Bruce Boyce
"The members of St. John's would like to thank Rev. Boyce for being our faithful shepherd over the last 13 years. He continues to lead and encourage us to search for the truth in the Scriptures, so that we can better understand the loving grace, peace and joy only our Lord and Savior can give," states Duane Woebbeking, Chairman of St. John's. "We would also like to thank his wife, Brenda, for all that she has done serving the Lord as a Sunday School teacher, choir director, LWML president, and the list goes on!"