Congregational Anniversaries (June/July 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., July 10 for the September issue). Send notices to — Ed.


Immanuel Lutheran Church, Albuquerque, N.M., is celebrating its 100th anniversary October 26 through 28. A special worship service will be held October 28 with a luncheon to follow. For more information, email or call 505-242-0616.

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Shobonier, Ill., is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its church building July 15, at 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11:00 to 1:00, followed by a presentation by David Knecht. Rev. Bruce Milash is guest preacher; Doug Meyer is guest liturgist. For reservations, call 618-846-8282 before June 30.

Saint John’s Lutheran Church, Victor, Iowa, is celebrating its 150th anniversary June 24. Former Pastor Eric Allyn will preach at the 9 a.m. service; Rev. Dr. Wally Schultz will preach at the 2 p.m. anniversary service with Pastor Rethwisch officiating. A meal will be served between services; all are invited. For information, email

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Boone, Iowa, is celebrating its 150th anniversary August 11 and 12. Rev. Allen Henderson will speak at the August 11 evening program. Rev. Michael Standfest and Rev. Stephen Turner will preach on August 12. RSVP to for meals served August 11 and 12.

St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Fulda, Minn., is celebrating its 125th anniversary Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15. Plan now to attend this exciting milestone event featuring Pastor Shawn Ethridge and former St. Paul’s student, Rev. Kirk Clayton. For information, call 507-425-2258 or email RSVP by June 1.

Trinity Lutheran Church, McFarland, Kans., is celebrating its 125th anniversary July 15. Rev. Robert Grimm will be the preacher at the 10:00 a.m. service. The celebration will also include a noon meal and program. RSVP meal reservations on or before July 1 to Nora at or call Doris Schmidt at 785-765-3478. 

Zion Lutheran Church, Altamont, Ill., is celebrating its 125th anniversary Sunday, July 8. Rev. David Bueltmann is guest speaker at the 11:00 a.m. celebration. Liturgist is Rev. Marcus Manley, Zion pastor. A catered meal will be served immediately following the service. RSVP to by June 30.

Zion Lutheran Church, Chanute, Kan., is celebrating its 75th anniversary June 24. Worship service at 9:30 a.m. will be followed by lunch and a celebration service at 2:00. For information, call 620-431-1341 or email 

Zion Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls, Wis., is celebrating its 150th anniversary June 24, at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Carl Fickenscher is guest preacher.

Zion Lutheran Church, Rockville, Mo., is celebrating its 150th anniversary June 9, with the second annual barbecue and dessert contest. Additional celebration events are planned for June 17 and July 15. “Come help us celebrate!”

Source: LCMS News