God our Savior and Christ Jesus our hope. Timothy 1:1

Centennial Anniversary Celebration- August 8, 2021

July 7, 2020, was the Official Centennial Anniversary for our congregation.  Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the celebration was postponed until August 8, 2021.
The Anniversary theme was “Built on the Rock the Church Doth Stand.”  This theme was chosen because the final stanza of this treasured hymn is inscribed on our church bell.

Grant then, O God, where’re men roam-That, when the church bells are ringing,-Many in Jesus’ faith may come-Where He His message is bringing:-“I know my own, My own know Me,-Ye, not the world, My face shall see:-My peace I leave you, Amen.”

Text: Eph. 2: 19-22
Author: Nicolai F.S. Grundtvig, 1837
Translated by: Carl Doving, 1909, alt.
Titled: “Kirken den er et gammelt Hus”
Composer: Ludvig M. Lindeman, 1871
Tune: “Kirken den er et”

On Saturday, August 7th: the OSLC put on an Ice Cream Social.
On Sunday, August 8th: There was a Festival Service followed by a catered meal and in the afternoon there was a Centennial Program.
Refreshments were served following the program.

Commemorative items there were available for the celebration:
  • Christmas Ornament
  • 16 oz. Drink Tumbler
  • Anniversary Book