Sunday, December 5, 2021

Cyrus Albertson, 1894-1964

This was an interesting theatrical assignment. As part of First Methodist's 150th Anniversary celebration, I was to be the "ghost of a pastor past": Cyrus (Cy) Albertson who was Pastor from 1941 to 1949, the "War Years." His first Sunday as pastor was December 7, 1941 - Pearl Harbor Day. I created what turned out to be a very handy prop, a scrapbook of photos from the church's archives. People spent a fair amount of time perusing. The most popular discussions were about "where is that stained glass window today?" BTW, the Dickens reference to ghosts from the past is totally appropriate as Pastor Albertson would tell a Christmas story every year on the Sunday before Christmas, and every other year that story would be A Christmas Carol. First Company Theatre is a ministry of First Methodist Church.

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