For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

- Matthew 6:21
The Halter Legacy Circle  was created several years ago to honor Rev. Howard and Mrs. Florence Halter for their enduring legacy to Village Lutheran Church and The Chapel School and to allow others to make a commitment to an enduring gift  and thoughtfully provide for Village Lutheran Church & The Chapel School through their charitable estate planning. By doing so, they ensure that the blessings of well-prepared church and school leadership extends beyond their own lifetimes.

Eligibility for membership is established by designating Village Lutheran Church and The Chapel School as the beneficiary of your estate, a gift annuity, a life insurance policy,  a charitable trust, or other deferred gift arrangement.

There is an inherent tendency in many organizations to be fearful of speaking of estate planning and legacy gifts. However, as members of the Christian Church, we have a unique belief in the stewardship of body, mind and spirit in life that extends to eternity. In addition, we have been blessed at this church and school to have received several estate gifts from members, most recently Mrs. Dorothy S. Stengel, which proved to be a true God send and blessing to this ministry in the hour of need.

The reality is that our church and school will continue to need the support of our members and friends in the next decade and beyond. Legacy gifts can often represent major support and, through careful planning, can actually be a blessing to both the family of the loved one and to the church at the same time. How sad it is to see time and again, beloved members who put off planning and allowed their legacy to be both devoured by taxation, which could have been avoided, and be diminished by the lack of sound estate tools that reap benefits for family and church.

As you plan the legacy you leave behind, thank you for prayerfully considering membership in The Halter Legacy Circle.

The Halter legacy circle members

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Bielemeier
Mrs. Joan Bevers
Ms. Barbara Clark
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Cook
Mr. Charles Eisenberg & Ms. Theresa Vidal
Mr. Paul Grand Pré
Mr. Craig Hadley
Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Robert Hartwell
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Londal
Mrs. Beverly Lorie
Mr. & Mrs. Philip Marino
Mrs. Sharon Peterson Finster
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Schultz
Rev. Dr. Thomas Sluberski
Mrs. Camille Strawbridge
Dr. Joseph & Dr. Eileen Wilkinson
Rev. Dr. & Mrs. James Zwernemann

Estate of Richard & Carlette Allen
Estate of Henry & Elizabeth Barlage
Estate of Gene & Ruth Bonagur
Estate of Helen Britz
Estate of Erika Doherty
Estate of Carolyn Driessnack
Estate of William Frankle
Estate of George Grotz
Estate of Wilma Harris
Estate of Herbert Heise
Estate of Mary & John Hines
Estate of Gladys Kielow
Estate of Katherine Koenig
Estate of Rev. Dr. Merlin & Lois Rehm
Estate of Ed & Gwen Resk
Estate of Dorothy S Stengel
Estate of Rev. & Mrs. Norman L. Temme
Estate of Gerhard & Mary Uebel
Estate of George and JoAnn Van Cleave
Estate of Richard White
Estate of Dorothy Zelenko

As of 4/4/24

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