Pastor Bob Acknowledgement and Appreciation Video

In 2020, Pastor Bob observed two “Big Deal” milestones:


- 40 years of service as an ordained ELCA pastor

- 30 years of service as our pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church

The apostle Paul talked about the discipline of looking back in Romans 15:4-6: “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

To celebrate these two “Big Deal” milestones, we will create a video montage for Pastor Bob that will include short video (or text) messages. We are asking the congregation and friends in the community to contribute by submitting a video or text message that

- acknowledges Pastor Bob’s 40 years of ordained ministry and

- appreciates Pastor Bob’s commitment and service to the congregation throughout the past 30 years, especially during this past year.

Please submit your video or text message by December 31, 2020. The earlier the better! We will present (and publicly share) the video “as a surprise” to Pastor Bob during the annual congregational meeting being held virtually on January 31, 2020.

Create your message in two easy steps:


Step 1: Select between creating a video message or a text message

Video message instructions:

Record a video with your phone camera in landscape mode (Hold the phone horizontally/sideways)

Keep the length of the video to less than 20 seconds

​​Text message instructions:

Keep the length of the text message to less than 50 words

Step 2: Submit your message via the form below.


If you have any questions, please email Dale Tippett Jr. at with APPRECIATION in the subject line.


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Libertyville, IL 60048

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