Our History in Pictures

50th Anniversary: 1979

"A reception in the church basement on Saturday night, July 28, began the celebration of First Lutheran's 50th year. The reception brought together many old friends and acquaintances and honored our special guests Mrs. Etta Goldenstein and Mrs. Elizabeth Neuber, two of the original members of First Lutheran, and former Pastors O. F. Wagner and Virtus Young.

A square dance followed the reception and was held in the church parking lot. A thunder shower dampened the activities for awhile but it took more than that to dampen our spirits and the dance was moved to the church basement for the remainder of the evening.

The Sunday morning services were conducted by Pastor Virtus Young, pastor at First Lutheran from 1965 until 1971. At noon the congregation gathered at Bogert Park for a picnic and an afternoon filled with baseball, volleyball and visiting.

At 4:30 p.m. everyone returned to the church for the Festival Service conducted by Pastor O. F. Wagner with a special message from Pastor Harold Huber, President of the Montana District."

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