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Rev. Franklin G. Senger, III
Service: August 2, 2018 (Thursday) at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Gaithersburg, MD

        On Friday July 20. 2018, Franklin Gwynn Senger, III of Rockville, MD. He was born on April 24, 1928 to The Rev. and Mrs. Franklin G. Senger in Harrisonburg, VA. He obtained his high school diploma from Augusta Military Academy in Fort Defiance, VA in 1944. He then attended Shenandoah Junior College in Winchester, VA and Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1948. He then enrolled in the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, PA where he earned his Master of Divinity in 1951 and was ordained at Trinity Lutheran Church, Germantown, PA on May 23, 1951. After having served as a Student Pastor and Vicar at various chuches in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, he became Pastor at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Mount Jackson, VA from 1951 to 1959 and then served as Pastor at Holy Comforter Lutheran Church in Washington, DC from 1959 until 2012. 

        He was in his 67th year of Ordination as a Pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and its predecessor body, the United Lutheran Church in America. He served as a member of the Synod Council of the Metropolitan Washington, DC of ELCA and was an early leader in the liturgical renewal movement in the ELCA. He, along with Holy Comforter Lutheran Church took an actice role in neighborhood leadership in the very turbulent times of social change in their Southeast Washington, DC  neighborhood and received several recognitions and awards from District leadership. Pastor Senger played a vital role in the formation of Southeast Regional Hospital and its early leadership.

        Pastor Senger leaves no immediate survivors.

        A Memorial Service will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 16420 S. Westland Drive, Gaithersburg MD 20877 on Thursday August 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Good Shepherd Mission Endowment Scholarship, c/o Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or to Holy Comforter Lutheran Church, 3319 Alabama Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20020.

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