45 Years: Daniels Run Peace Church Celebrates
by Luke Schrock-Hurst
Potomac District Minister for VMC
On September 25 Daniels Run Peace Church (the former Northern Virginia Mennonite Church), had a special Sunday morning worship service to CELEBRATE 45 YEARS OF CONGREGATIONAL LIFE. Former founding pastors Loren and Earlene Horst were present for the celebration, and former pastors Pearl Hoover (Hartman) and Earl Zimmerman brought greetings/memories prerecorded, and former pastor Karl McKinney joined the live stream to share a few memories. Dr. Robert and Rosalee Hartman Eshleman joined virtually from Richmond, sharing a little of Robert’s father, Pastor Harold Eshleman’s, early involvement in tending an emerging Mennonite church in Northern Virginia. Current Pastor Tig Intagliata encouraged many of these former pastors to share at this special event, and he brought a message as well. As district minister I did a concluding prayer of blessing. A great celebration meal was shared by all after the service!