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Grace Lutheran 100th celebration Sunday

From Staff Reports

Grace Lutheran Church, 840 W. Jean St., will be celebrating its 100th anniversary with a church service Sunday (Sept. 24) at 10 a.m.

There will also be communion, and anyone who has connections with the church are invited to attend. There will be a couple of former pastors attending.

Grace Lutheran first started out with three families gathering in the Adolph Wilke home in Southland to conduct church services. This initially started in 1921, and lead to the creation of the Southland Evangelical Lutheran Church Dec. 9, 1923.

An investment, totaling $700, was a milestone. 

While they constructed a church in 1925, the memebers opted to spend $600 to movet to the facility to Slaton in 1951.

Additional donations covered the $100 price for the property in the southwest part of town. They moved because of a desire to provide a Lutheran church for a growing Slaton community.

The original building continues today as part of the Grace facility, with the current sanctuary being completed and dedicated Nov. 23, 1952.

For more information, read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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