Cross dedication set for May 12

Submitted by Emmy Pontz

Special to the Herald Review

“To the old rugged cross I will ever be true; Its shame and reproach gladly bear; 

Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away, Where His glory forever I’ll share.”

As I gaze at the lighted cross that now stands on a hill at Trinity Lutheran Church in Reed City, the words to this timeless song trail through my mind. They are the words that my mother sang often and the words we sang to her as she left our world to be with Jesus.

In times of grief, we cling to the cross, knowing that in doing so, we will one day join our Savior and our loved ones that went before us.

Because of the promise the cross represents and because of my mother’s love for Him, we have constructed this cross for our community as a reminder that just as Jesus is the light of the world, Angelin Marie Pontz was a light for our community.

The Pontz and Williams families would like to extend our deepest appreciation to our community for your memorial contributions, continued prayers and overwhelming love that have all made this cross possible.

We would like to thank Gerber Construction and DouGlass for the building of the cross and Kienitz-Nix Memorials for the making and donation of the plaque that will rest beneath it.

May we all share in the light and warmth of the Living Lord that this cross so beautifully displays.

We invite all of you, her community, her church and her students to attend the dedication of this special cross on a hill and to remember the beautiful woman that touched us all so deeply.

The dedication service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Reed City. There will be time set aside for those who would like to share a special memory about Angelin and how she touched their lives.