Congregational Anniversaries (June/July 2019)

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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 — Ed.

Christus Rex Lutheran Church, Rio Rico, Ariz., is celebrating its 50th anniversary June 9. A meal will be served following the 9:00 a.m. service. Contact Pastor Vernon Schindler at or 520-243-0284 for more information.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Cleveland, Texas, is celebrating its 50th anniversary June 23. Former pastor, Lowell Rossow, will be the guest speaker for the 10:30 a.m. service. A barbecue lunch will be provided following the service. For information, contact

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa, is celebrating its 150th anniversary September 1. Rev. Jerome Wagoner will be guest preacher at the 9:00 a.m. service, with a meal following at 11:00. Rev. Wally Arp will be guest preacher at the 1:00 p.m. service; reception follows. For information, call 712-542-4266.

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas, is celebrating its 100th anniversary August 4. Rev. Michael Newman, Texas district president, will be the guest homilist. Reception and Campus Open House will follow the service. Former members and alumni are encouraged to send current contact information to or call 713-864-2651 for more information.

Salem Lutheran Church, Homewood, Ill., is celebrating its 100th anniversary beginning with an 11:00 a.m. service followed by an old-fashioned picnic August 11. A celebration service will be held at 4:00 p.m. October 20, featuring Dr. Dale Meyer. For additional information, call 708-798-1820.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Honey Creek, Iowa, will be celebrating its 125th anniversary June 23. St. John’s was officially organized March 10, 1894.

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Atkins Iowa, is celebrating its 150th anniversary July 6 and 7 with former pastor, Rev. Robert Stohlmann of Austin, Minn. Preaching at the 7:00 p.m. service Saturday evening with ice cream social following. Former pastor Rev. Robert Hedtke of Fort Wayne will preach at the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service with meal following. For more information email of see website

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elgin, Minn., is celebrating its 125th anniversary June 29 and 30. On Sunday, June 30, services will be held at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. with former pastor, Rev. Ronald Jobe, preaching.  An anniversary dinner and fellowship are scheduled between services. A wine-tasting social will be held Saturday evening, June 29. For information, and to make reservation, email or call 507-876-2671.

Zion Lutheran Church, Claire City, S.D., will celebrate its 125th anniversary June 16. North Dakota District president Rev. Arie Bertsch will be guest preacher. A noon meal will follow the service.

Zion Lutheran Church, Hoffman, Minn., is celebrating its 100th anniversary July 14. The 11:00 a.m. service will be followed by a meal. The afternoon program starts at 1:30 with guest speaker, Rev. Dennis Lorenz, a former Lutheran confirmation and high school graduate. Call 320-760-9450 for additional information.


Source: LCMS News