Congregational Anniversaries (June/July 2016)


 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 no­ — Ed.

 Grace Lutheran Church, Versailles, Mo., is celebrating its 65th anniversary on Sunday, July 31. District president, Rev. Dr. Lee Hagan will preach at the 10:30 a.m. divine service. A meal and recital featuring sacred music will follow. For information or RSVP, contact Pastor Erik Rottmann at 573-378-5512 or

  Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg, Waterloo, Ill., is celebrating its 175th anniversary on July 10, at 8:45 a.m., with Pastor Ostlund preaching. At 1:00 p.m., Rev. Dr. Karl K. Schmidt, former pastor, will be the guest preacher. Meal and program follow. RSVP for the meal at

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Terril, Iowa, is celebrating its 125th anniversary on Sunday, July 31. There will be a 10:00 a.m. worship service with a catered noon meal. A short program will follow. For other information and to make meal reservations, email or call 712-853-6108.

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Daykin, Neb., is celebrating its 125th anniversary on July 31. Guest preachers for the 10:30 .m. service are former pastors, Rev. Dwayne Schroeder and Rev. Rick Kanoy. Social time, a catered meal and program are also planned. For additional information, email

St. John Lutheran Church, Palms, Mich., is celebrating its 100th anniversary June 26. A 1:00 p.m. worship service is planned with a meal to follow. For more information, contact Rev. Henry Hales at

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Kimball, Neb., is celebrating “100 years of abiding in Christ’s love”. On June 26, Rev. Darrell Debowey will preach during the 10:00 a.m. service. Please contact the church office at 308-235-2582 or

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Yuma, Colo., continues its year-long anniversary celebration with a “Drive Your Tractor to Church” day Sunday, June 19, to honor our rural heritage. Worship will be at 11:00 a.m., followed by lunch.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Imperial, Mo., is celebrating its 160th anniversary on Sunday, June 12. Rev. Jason E. Rensner, former seminary field worker, is guest speaker at the 10:00 a.m. service with Holy Communion. A luncheon will continue the celebration. Check www. for details.

 Trinity Lutheran Church, Eden, Idaho, is celebrating the culmination of its year-long 100th anniversary celebration on August 6 and 7 with a grand celebration including fellowship, food and fun. For more information, check

 Trinity Lutheran Church, Miles City, Mont., is celebrating its 100th anniversary on Sunday, July 17. Divine service is at 10:30 a.m. with guest preachers former pastor Rev. Glen Merritt and Rev. James Mavis. The anniversary service is at 4:00 p.m. with guest preacher Montana district president Terry Forke. Ultimate potluck and program follow the anniversary service. For more information, email

 Holy Cross and Faith Lutheran Churches of Seeley Lake and Condon, Mont., are celebrating their 50th anniversaries on Sunday, July 31. A joint service will be held at 10:00 a.m., followed by lunch at 12:00. Contact Pastor Erik Iverson at 406-210-1262 or for meal reservations.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bruno, Minn., will be celebrating its 100th anniversary on July 24, at 11:00 a.m., with a service conducted by former pastor, Pastor Sears. All are welcome; please RSVP by contacting

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wilshire (Schumm), Ohio, is celebrating its 170th anniversary on August 7, at 10:00 a.m. worship service. Rev. Terry Cripe, Ohio district president, will preach. Following the service, the Schumm family will celebrate their 42nd biennial reunion. For further information, email

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