The Lutheran Witness welcomes notices 50 words or less from LCMS congregations about their upcoming “milestone” anniversaries. The deadline for receipt of such notices is the 10th of the month two months prior to the publication month (e.g., June 10 for the August issue). Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org. — Ed.
Zion Lutheran Church, Chappell, Neb., is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a Divine Service June 11 at 10:30 a.m. Guest pastor Reverend Fred Sauder will preach, and dinner will follow at noon. Additionally, Rev. Steven Lange will preach at a Celebratory Service at 2:30 p.m. Please RSVP by May 1, to email@example.com.
Christ Lutheran Church, Loebau, Texas, is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a special worship service June 4. Rev. Michael Newman, Texas District Mission Facilitator Area C, will be guest speaker. Dinner follows the service. For additional information, contact Rev. Garrett Smith at 979-884-0333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wichita, Kan., will celebrate its 75th anniversary May 6 and 7 with a banquet Saturday evening and special worship service at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. A family potluck will follow the service. Special events are planned each month this year. For more information, go to 75.holycrosslutheran.net.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Pipestone, Minn., will celebrate its 125th anniversary 10:00 a.m. Sunday, June 11. Additionally, the church will be doing acts of mercy throughout the year, concluding with worship service and meal on that Sunday. RSVP for the meal at email@example.com or call 507-825-5271.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Reliance, S.D., will be celebrating its 100th anniversary on May 25, with a day of festivities beginning with a 10:30 a.m. service at the site of the first church building by Trinity’s Cemetery. Lunch will follow the service at the American Legion Hall. At 2:00 p.m., an additional service will be held at the site of the current church in Reliance. For additional information, contact Rev. Adam Welton at 605-895-2334.
Hope Lutheran Church, Woodburn, Ore., is celebrating its 50th anniversary May 21 with a bilingual (English/Spanish) service at 3:00 p.m. Northwest District President Rev. Paul Linnemann will preach, and a meal and fellowship will follow. A commemorative booklet summarizing the history of the congregation is available on request by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.