After 40 years of faithful service to his Lord, Pastor Paul Garchow was carried home to heaven in the arms of Jesus. Pastor Garchow’s Celebration of Life Service was held at Immanuel in Belvidere, Illinois, this past weekend. Pastor and his wife, Christine, along with their children and grandchildren, support the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Julia (King of Glory – Elgin, Illinois), Mary (St. Paul’s – Janesville, Wisconsin), Tobias (Lord of Glory – Grayslake, Illinois), Eunice (LCC Staff), Adeena (St. Joh – Burlington, Illinois), Asher (Faith Lutheran – Lake Forest, Illinois), and Kye and Bekah (Immanuel – Belvidere, Illinois), along with their handlers, were there to greet and bring comfort to the family, friends and students of Pastor Paul. He served as a Pastor at St. Paul – Janesville, Wisconsin; St. John’s – Mattoon, Illinois; Christ the Rock – Rockford, Illinois; and Immanuel - Belvidere, Illinois. In his retirement, Pastor Paul taught religion classes to freshmen and sophomore students at Rockford Lutheran High School. Over 400 people attended the services and were blessed with the unconditional love and comfort from the K-9’s.