Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Pastor A. Amstein

Pastor A. Amstein was born in Germany, came to America in 1885 and studied at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Springfield, Illinois.
As a student he taught school and preached in Dakota, Davenport and Hanover Township.
After completing his studies at Springfield he accepted a call to Charter Oak and served St. John for 44 years.
He also served as pastor of Immanuel, Soldier Township and St. Paul, Ute for several years.

Are you a member or former member? Are you a former vicar or the family member of a former pastor or vicar?

If you enjoy reading about our history, there's still time to order a book. The 100 page history of St. John's are still on sale. Just call or email the church office and reserve yours today.

Hurry, there will only be a limited number of copies ordered.

Our 125th anniversary celebration will be June 25, 2006
Rev. Doug Schroeder will be preaching at 10 AM worship with music led by "the Kuhlman Sisters."

There will be a BBQ pork sandwich lunch at 11:30 with games and a bounce house for kids.

Rev. Paul Schroeder will preach at a second service at 2pm

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