Congregational Anniversaries (September 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., September 10 for the November issue). Send notices to — Ed.

 Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Gainesville, Fla., is celebrating its 25th anniversary on November 13. Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz will be guest preacher at the 10:00 a.m. worship service. Noon meal will be catered with a short program to follow. For information, email or call 352-331-4409.

 Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, Perryville, Mo., is celebrating its 150th anniversary throughout the year with our theme, “Praise God for Blessings Past, Present and Future”. A special dinner is planned for Sunday, October 23, with guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Herbert Mueller, Jr. For more information, visit our website,

Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Madison, Wis., is celebrating its 75th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Sunday, October 2. Rev. Dr. John Wille, district president of the South Wisconsin district, will preach at the 9:30 a.m. service. Service will be followed by catered luncheon and program.

Outer Drive Faith Lutheran Church, Detroit, Mich., will be celebrating its 80th anniversary October 29 through November 13. The celebration will feature a gospel music concert and other activities. Former pastor, James Wiggins, will preach at our “anniversary” worship service scheduled for 10:00 a.m., November 13. The service will be followed by a catered meal. For information, call the church office at 313-341-4095 or by email at

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Cole Camp, Mo., is celebrating its 145th anniversary on October 23. Rev. James Wilshusen will be guest speaker for the 10:00 a.m. service. A pot luck meal will be served at noon; a cemetery walk will be held in the afternoon.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ladysmith, Wis., will celebrate its 100th anniversary, “Sharing the Love of Jesus Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” on October 9 at the 10:00 a.m. service. North Wisconsin district president Rev. Dwayne Lueck will be our guest preacher. A catered meal will follow the service. To RSVP for the meal, call 715-532-5780 or email

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Yuma, Colo., is conducting its centennial celebration September 4. Divine worship service with communion will be held at 11:00 a.m. followed by dinner. Dr. Seltz will be guest speaker at afternoon service. Phone church office to RSVP for noon meal – 970-848-2210.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carver, Minn., is celebrating its 150th anniversary Sunday, September 25, with Rev. John Niebuhr preaching at 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning worship service. A chicken dinner will be served following the worship service. Rev. Keith Grimm will serve as guest preacher at the 1:00 p.m. Celebration Service. A reception and fellowship will be held following the afternoon worship service.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Illinois Street, Evansville, Ind., is celebrating its 175th anniversary on Sunday, October 2. Worship service will be held at 10:00 a.m., followed by a light lunch and activities from noon to 3:00 p.m. Make meal reservations at or call church office at 812-424-4785. Check Facebook page for more information.

 Village Lutheran Church, Bronxville, N.Y., is celebrating its 100th anniversary (2016) and 70th anniversary of The Chapel School (2017). President Derek Lecakes will preach at a festival service on Sunday, October 30, at 10:00 a.m. A celebratory dinner will be held on Friday, November 4, at 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 914-337-0207 or email

Zion Lutheran Church, Township of Easton, Marathon County, Wis., is celebrating its 120th anniversary on October 16, at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Nathan Meador, former pastor, will be preaching. Social time and a meal will follow the service.

Zion Lutheran Church, Macon, Mo., will celebrate its 150th anniversary on September 18, with a 10:00 a.m. service led by former pastor Wray Offermann. Kent Oexman will be featured in an organ recital at 3:15 p.m. Celebration Service at 4:00 p.m. with guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer, will be followed by dinner. RSVP to by September 6.

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