On Sunday, February 16, 2020, the congregation of St. Luke's United Church of Christ church in Independence, MO honored Rev. Paul Emily by celebrating his 5th anniversary as their pastor. During worship, Terry Schuster gave a special recognition by looking back at the many events, classes, activites, and programs that Paul led. At the end of the service, Council President, Jodie Puhr gave Pastor Paul a stole as a gift from the congregation. It had birds and was purple and cream. (The theme for 2020 is birds and Paul's favorite color is purple.) Dianne Emily shared a thank you from the family with the congregation.