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., August 10 for the October issue). Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org. — Ed.
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Blue Earth, Minn., is celebrating its 150th anniversary Sunday, September 9, with church service and meal. For more information, contact Karen Koestler at 507-526-2259 or email@example.com.
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Aquebogue, N.Y., will celebrate its 100th anniversary August 18, with a special worship service at 5 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Derek Lecakes, LCMS Atlantic District president. For additional information, contact the church office at 631-722-4000 extension 2.
St. John Lutheran Church, Drake, Mo., is celebrating its 150th anniversary Sunday, September 23, with 8:30 a.m. Bible Study, a 10 a.m. service and lunch to follow. For more information, call 314-791-6401 or visit www.stjohnlutheran-drake.com.
St. John Lutheran Church, Mount Prospect, Ill., is celebrating its 170th anniversary Sunday, September 30, with a special service at 10:30 a.m. led by Pastor Jeff G. Gavin. Special guest will be Tim Hetzner, President of Lutheran Church Charities and the nationally-recognized Comfort Dog Ministry. The service will be followed by a luncheon at a local facility. For more information, check www.stjohn-mpil.org.
St. Mark Lutheran Church, Butte, Mont., will be celebrating its 130th anniversary on September 23, at 3:00 p.m. worship service, led by guest, Rev. Al Ebel. There will be a catered meal following the service. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salem Lutheran Church, Barron, Wis., is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a special service August 19, at 9:00 a.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Dwayne Lueck, president of the LCMS North Wisconsin District. There will be a picnic dinner at noon. For more details, call 715-537-3011.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Appleton, Minn., will celebrate its 100th anniversary Sunday, September 16, with a worship service at 9:00 a.m. followed by coffee, fellowship and time to view photo displays. At 10:30 a.m., a program will feature former pastors, congregational members and music. A catered meal will be served at noon. There is no charge for the meal; to facilitate planning, please make reservation by calling 320-289-1342 or emailing email@example.com.