ST. PAUL'S CELEBRATES 110TH ANNIVERSARY
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ANNIVERSARY-St. Paul's Lutheran Church in
Aleman will celebrate its 110th anniversary Sunday. Staff Photo
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aleman has
scheduled the observance of its 110th anniversary with a series of
activities Sunday, Sept. 22. The festivities will be held on and around
the church grounds eight miles southeast of Hamilton off FM 932 on 3340.
Bible classes will meet at 9:30 a.m. The
morning anniversary worship featuring the resident pastor, Rev. Francis
Mennenga, will begin at 10:30 a.m. with guest organist Kraig Kunkel at
the console. A noon barbecue will be served at St. Paul's Community
Center following the morning service.
Anniversary displays and video presentation
will be available in th eparish hall for guest inspection following the
meal. A hymm-sing will begin at 2 p.m., preceding the afternoon
Celebration of Praise at 3 p.m. The guest speaker of the afternoon will
be Rev. Raymond Reich, a former pastor of St. Paul. Refreshments will be
served in the parish hall following the service.
Among the fellowship opportunities for
reminiscing will be the memories of a group of 14 families, dedicated to
the Christian faith, with the courage to call a pastor and establish a
congregation, not only to serve their needs but to be shared for
spiritual service with the surrounding areas. As a result, Pleasant
Point, as Aleman was previously called, and the Krueger School in the
area, plus a two-room parsonage, served as the worship center and base
of operations until an unpainted structure was erected in 1900.
The present sanctuary, dedicated in 1916,
continues to serve the 130 member congregation in recently
air-conditioned comfort. The congregation invites the entire community
to join in all of the events planned
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