Congregational Anniversaries (August 2018)

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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 — 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

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

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

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

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

Source: LCMS News