VERSAILLES — Trinity Lutheran Church will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of its current building on Dec. 6. On a snowy, cold Sunday in 1915 more than 1,000 guests, community, and parishioners filled the just completed church for its first worship service.
“On our special anniversary we will once again dedicate our building to the mission establish 100 years ago of worship and service,” said a spokesperson. “We invite our community to join us in this special day of celebration, reflection, and thanksgiving. Our traditional morning worship will be a mirror of the decades past. Pastor Bob Akins, our 23rd pastor, since our founding in 1874, will bring an inspired message of God’s continuing work through us. Traditional hymns of our faith will be sung.”
Church members are inviting everyone to dress in the style of 1915, right before the Great War. A reception will follow the service with the opening of the copper time capsule not viewed since being placed in the cornerstone in early 1915 which was removed from the sealed cornerstone earlier this autumn.
Several displays will be available to look at as well as a power point presentation of “Trinity Through the Years. ” Also, a commemorative booklet with Trinity highlights will be available to all.
“Please plan to join us for this very special day,” said organizers.