50th Anniversary Celebrations
2009 will mark the 50th anniversary of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. A series of celebrations marking different milestones in the life of the congregation have been planned. The special weekend remembrances are as follows:
January 11, 2009– this will mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the charter. We will have a 50th birthday party on that Sunday with cake served all morning.
March 1, 2009– this Sunday is the 50th anniversary of the first service at Longfellow School. Plans are for having a “50’s Sock Hop” on Saturday night (February 28) in the fellowship hall, and a nice breakfast brunch on Sunday. We want to lift up the ministry of Bill Biedermann during the 1960’s and recognize the charter members and those who joined in those first years.
June 12-14, 2009- this weekend will be a homecoming for all former pastors of Resurrection, with a special emphasis on the ministry of Otto Zwanziger during the 1970’s. There will be a Friday night cookout; a Saturday night concert of all Resurrection choirs and bands; and then a Sunday celebration with a catered meal at noon. On Sunday morning we will involve all the former pastors in various ways during worship. This is the weekend we would especially invite you two to come and celebrate with us.
October 11, 2009– this Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the new church on 18th Avenue. We will remember that special day where the leaders and members of LCR turned shovels of dirt to begin a new chapter in our history. We will also lift up Dick Lehmann’s ministry during the 1980’s/90’s on this weekend.