Congregational Anniversaries (May 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., June 10 for the August issue). Send notices to — Ed.


Grace Lutheran Church, Summerville, S.C., is celebrating its 40th anniversary Saturday, May 19, with a fellowship reception at 3:00 in Grace Hall, followed by a catered dinner at 5:30. Tickets are required; contact Maria by May 12 at 706-612-0879 or

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Alpha, Minn., is celebrating its 125th anniversary Sunday, July 1, at a 10:00 a.m. service. Rev. Mark P. Grunst and Rev. Richard Bremseth will lead the worship. RSVP to Paula Bargfrede at or 507-847-3629 by June 20 for a picnic meal.

Martini Lutheran Church, Baltimore, Md., is celebrating its 150th anniversary on May 13, with an anniversary service. The celebration also includes hosting the Kantorei of Concordia Theological Seminary, an album documenting the anniversary year and a history book: Heart and Soul.

Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Freedom, Mo., is celebrating its 150th anniversary June 3. District president, Rev. Dr. Lee Hagan, will be guest preacher at the 10:30 a.m. service. A light lunch and “cemetery walk” will follow. For more information, call 314-791-6401 or check the website,

Trinity Lutheran Church, Jackson, Mich., is celebrating its 150th anniversary June 10, with Rev. Dr. Dale Mayer, president of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, preaching at the 9:30 a.m. service. Additionally, Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, LCMS president, will preach on October 21. For more details, visit

Trinity Lutheran Church and School, Stewardson, Ill., is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a special service June 3, at 10:00 a.m., with guest preacher Rev. John Oberdeck. A catered meal and 2:00 p.m. German-themed service with guest preacher, Rev. David Mahsman, will also be part of the celebration. For more information, call 217-682-3881.

Source: LCMS News