Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Stroh will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its founding beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19.
With the theme “Celebrating 35 Years of God’s Grace,” members and friends will gather for a worship celebration followed by a celebration brunch served in the new multi-purpose addition. Greetings from the church’s current partners in ministry as well as from past staff members will be included.
“The members of Prince of Peace cordially invite our friends and neighbors to join with us in the celebration of God’s grace on our congregation,” said Phil Hoag, chairman of the anniversary committee.
This year marks the 35th anniversary for Prince of Peace. The congregation was formed in 1977 when a group of concerned Christians saw the need to establish a Lutheran congregation in the lakes area of southeast LaGrange County. The congregation of 100 members held its first worship service on August 18, 1977, at Camp Lakewood near Lake of the Woods. Since that humble beginning, the congregation has grown in size and in its ministry to the community. Many summer residents consider it their “church away from home.” Over the years, the Children’s Ministry has involved hundreds of students from Prairie Heights schools in its day camp, Kidz Klub, and youth group. Community residents have come to enjoy the meal events such as the spaghetti supper and recently the 5K run/walk. Prince of Peace also hosts American Red Cross blood drives and is a polling place for Milford Township.
The church is located three miles southwest of Stroh at 10275E 550S, just north of Big Long Lake.
For more information on the celebration or the congregation, call 351-2144 or visit the website at www.princeofpeacestroh.com.