Congregational Anniversaries (May 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., April 10 for the June issue). Send notices to no­ — Ed.


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Strasburg, Ill., continues its celebration of its 150th anniversary with special services in July and October with the theme “150 Years of Faith in God’s Grace”. Check church website www.stpaul-stras­ or call the church at 217-644-2661 for details.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Tolley, N.D., is celebrating its 100th anniversary Sunday, June 26, at a 2 p.m. worship service followed by anniversary cake and ice cream and reminiscing.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ladysmith, Wis., is celebrating its 100th anniver­sary with three services on June 19, August 21 and October 9. Rev. Paul Woebbeking, a son of the congregation, will be guest preacher for the 10:00 a.m. service on June 19. For additional information, call 715-532-5780, email or visit the website

Luther Memorial Chapel, Shorewood, Wis., will celebrate its 100th anniver­sary Sunday, May 15, in its 10:00 a.m. service. Our guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Al­bert Collver, is LCMS director of Church Relations and director of Regional Operations for the Office of International Missions. A catered luncheon will be served following the service.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Perham, Minn., is celebrating its 125th anniver­sary on July 3. Catered dinner and program will follow the 10:00 a.m. service. To RSVP, call 218-346-5010 or email

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Boonville, Mo., will celebrate its 100th anniver­sary on Sunday, June 19. Rev. Dr. R. Lee Hagan, Missouri District president, will deliver the sermon at the 9:00 a.m. service. Lunch will be served imme­diately following the service. For additional information, email or check website at

Zion Lutheran Church, Pleasant Plains, Ill., is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a divine service June 12, at 10:15 a.m. Rev. Robert Kuhn, former pastor at Zion and Synod president will be the guest speaker, with dinner following the service. Call 217-626-1282 or email for more in­formation.

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