Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Ever faithful, ever sure

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St. John Lutheran Church to celebrate 125th Anniversary June 25th

10 AM Church service with processional. Pastor Merril will be litergist. Former Pastor L.C. Gebhardt Will be lector. Rev. Douglas Schroeder (grandson of the Rev. P. Schroeder that served St. John 1934-57) will be guest preacher.

11:30-12:30 Luncheon served in the Church’s basement fellowship hall & at the Charter Oak Community Building. Serving BBQ pork sandwitches, assorted salads, chips, ice cream and beverages- free will offering.

12:30-1:30 PM games for the children and a bounce house

1:30 PM "Ablaze" balloon launch by the children, sending 125 balloons with messages attatched.

2 PM Church service with processional of pastors and former vicars. Pastor Merrill will be litergist, Former Pastor Friedrich will be lector. Rev. Paul Schroeder (son of former Pastor W.P. Schroeder) will be guest preacher. A missionary offering will be taken in support of "God’s Word Today" radio program and Missionary Brent Friedrichs.

Ice Cream & Cake fellowship time to follow.

Anniversary Hymn; "Praise, Oh, Praise Our God and King"
(tune Hymn #142 in "Lutheran Worship")
(verses 1, 8 by John Milton, 1623, Alternative verses 2-7 by Rev. Richard Merrill, 2006)

1. Praise, oh, praise our God and King
Hymns of adoration sing:
For His mercies still endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

2. All these years of love and grace
Christ with blessings filled this place;
For His mercies still endure
Ever faithful, ever sure.

3. From the font our children came,
Washed from sin in Jesus’ name:
For His mercies still endure
Ever faithful, ever sure.

4. Luth’ran school taught God’s pure Word.
Children learned to know their Lord;
For His mercies still endure
Ever faithful, ever sure.

5. At this altar couples wed,
Joined in love, with Christ their Head;
For His mercies still endure
Ever faithful, ever sure.

6. Here we share the meal divine-
Christ Himself in bread and wine;
For His mercies still endure
Ever faithful, ever sure.

7. Here God’s saints, with sins forgiv’n
Passed from death to life in Heav’n
For His mercies still endure
Ever faithful, ever sure.

8. Glory to our faithful King,
Glory let His people sing;
Glory to the Father, Son,
And the Spirit, Three-in-One.

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