St. Peter’s Evangelical Homecoming this Sunday


VERSAILLES – On Sunday, the historic St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, believed to be the oldest surviving log church in Darke County, will host their yearly service beginning with a pre-service concert given by the Jason Lance Family Singers in the sanctuary at 1:30 p.m.

The annual worship and hymn sing will begin at 2 p.m.

The Rev. Robert Akins, of Trinity Lutheran Church, Versailles and Friedens Lutheran Church, Bloomer will lead the worship service reminiscent of the late 1800’s. Karen Lawrence will play the original pump organ and many hymns of a bye gone era will be sung.

“Many are traveling from across the country, from as far away as Arizona and Virginia to attend this unique event,” said church officials.

Prior to the service at 12:30 p.m. there will be a pulled pork dinner on the church lawn with reservations needed. Complete with a pulled pork sandwich, au gratin potatoes, baked beans, and delicious apple crisp and all for a $10 donation (a portion covers expenses for tent, tables, and chairs).

Dinners will be prepared by Trinity. Reservations may be made by calling 937-467-1585 and with a check to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in c/o J. R. Kelch at 105 Greenhaven Drive, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

“Why not make a day of it and make plans now and join us on Sunday, as we invite your Congregation to join us and “come home” to St Peters,” said organizers.

St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church is located one mile south of Versailles just east off of State Route 185 south of Versailles, on the St. Peter’s Road.

“Come and enjoy an autumn afternoon in the country where pioneer families walked and prayed.”

Staff report

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