The Lutheran Witness welcomes notices 50 words or less from LCMS congregations about their upcoming “milestone” anniversaries. Send notices at least three months in advance to email@example.com. — Ed.
GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH, Rock Falls, Ill., is celebrating its 60th anniversary May 1, with a special worship service at 10:00 a.m., led by Rev. Dr. Allan Buss, Northern Illinois District president. Potluck dinner will follow. For more information, call 815-625-3376.
IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Joplin, Mo., is celebrating its 125th anniversary April 30, and May 1. Catered dinner will be held Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, there will be a special worship service, catered meal and recognitions. For information, call 417-622-7218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MT. CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH, Detroit, Mich., is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a special 2:00 p.m. service May 1. Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer will be guest speaker; a buffet dinner will follow. For reservation information for the dinner, please check our Facebook page.
OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Ridgecrest, Calif., is celebrating its 75th anniversary April 24, with special worship services at 9:00 and 10:15 a.m. A meal and entertainment will follow with Vespers at 4:00 p.m. For information or to RSVP, call 760-375-7921.
SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH, Snohomish, Wash., celebrated its 50th anniversary January 30, during divine service. A congregation-only banquet is being held April 22.
SILVER CREEK LUTHERAN CHURCH, Clayton, Wis., is celebrating its 125th anniversary April 13. Additional celebrations to include special music, tours, history booklet, picnic and worship services August 6 and 7.
PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, Buffalo, Wyo., is celebrating its 50th anniversary April 24. Rev. Kirk Peters, former pastor, will be guest preacher at a special 4:00 p.m. divine service with dinner to follow at 5:30 p.m. For additional information, see www.princeofpeacebuffalo.org. RSVP by calling 307-674-5470 or emailing email@example.com.
ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH, Center Point, Iowa, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with two divine services. Rev. Dr. Brian S. Saunders, president of Iowa District East will preach May 15, and Rev. Dr. Thomas Egger, president of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., will preach July 17. A catered meal will follow the July service. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to all these congregations! But disconcerting is there are very few NEW congregations to celebrate. Something to pray about….Amen!