Congregational Anniversaries (March 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., February 10 for the April issue). Send notices to — Ed.

 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Strasburg, Ill., is celebrating its 150th anniversary throughout 2016. Special services are planned in April, July and October with the theme “150 Years of Faith in God’s Grace”. For details, check website at or call 217-644-2661.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg, Waterloo, Ill., is celebrating its 175th anniversary. Confirmation reunion service to be held April 17, at 8:45 a.m. On July 10, 8:45 a.m. Divine Service will be led by current pastor, Daniel Ostlund. At 1:00 p.m. service, former pastor Rev. Dr. Karl K. Schmidt will be guest preacher. For additional information, email

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Albany, Ore., will celebrate its 125th anniversary Sunday, April 10. Northwest District President Rev. Paul Linnemann will be guest speaker at the 3:00 p.m. Celebration Service. Dinner will be served following the service.

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