Congregational Anniversaries (May 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. 

Bethesda Lutheran Church, Hot Springs, S.D., is celebrating its 100th anniversary July 6 and 7. South Dakota district president, Pastor Scott Sailer, will be guest preacher for the 9:00 a.m. worship service July 7. Special meals will be served July 6 and 7. For information, contact Beth Spitzer at

Grace Lutheran Church, Escondido, Calif., is celebrating its 100th anniversary May 19, with a 10:00 a.m. service and lunch served following the service. RSVP at 760-745-0831 ext. 7114 or

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Leland, Mich., is celebrating its 150th anniversary with special services and guest preachers on June 9, July 21 and August 25.  The 3:00 p.m. divine service on August 25 will also feature a brass quartet and festival choir. For more information, contact

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Monett, Mo., is “Celebrating a Century of Faithfulness” with special events on June 1, August 3 and August 4. Special anniversary items will also be available for purchase. For additional information, check or call 417-235-3416.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Geneseo, Ill., is celebrating its 150th anniversary Sunday, June 23. Rev. Mark Miller, president of the Central Illinois district will be guest speaker at the 2:00 celebration service followed by an ice cream social. For more information, call 309-949-2516 or email

St. Peter Lutheran Church, Vincennes, Ind., is celebrating its 150th anniversary June 9. Rev. Dr. Lawrence Rast, president of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, will be the guest preacher at the 10:00 a.m. service followed by a meal. For more information, email

Trinity Lutheran Church, Harvel, Ill., is celebrating its 125th anniversary June 30. Former pastors Dr. Paul Hoffman and Dr. Scott Busacker will lead the 11:00 service followed by a dinner and program. For more information, contact 217-229-3273 or

Source: LCMS News