LANCASTER – On Sunday, Aug. 8, just weeks after emerging from pandemic restrictions, the congregation of Lancaster’s Grace Lutheran Church will offer thanks to God in a commemorative service to launch a year-long celebration of the church’s 100th Anniversary.
It was on June 26, 1921, that Grace Lutheran Church, with 18 founding members, met in a Del Sur farmhouse west of Lancaster to receive a charter from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
Kenneth J. Szalai, congregation president, said the Centennial Year’s opening service will begin at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary at 856 West Newgrove Street, one block east of 10th Street West.
Lutheran Church Missouri Synod’s Pacific Southwest District Vice President, Pastor Dustin Parker will officiate.
Since reopening in-person worship in the sanctuary for Easter Holy Week services, at first with masks and recommended distancing, Grace Lutheran Church has resumed singing in worship with optional facial covering for worshippers fully inoculated. Services continue to be live-streamed on the Grace Lutheran Church Facebook page for individuals cautious about the Corona Virus.
Special Centennial Year services and events will continue to be held for Grace Lutheran Church and School through the second quarter of 2022. For more information, call 661-948-1018, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.gracelancaster.org.
[Information via news release from Grace Lutheran Church, Lancaster.]