St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Blissfield celebrates century of service

When the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1965 it was likely still the newest church in town, according to some long-time members. But as the congregation now celebrates its 100th anniversary there are a few churches younger.
The congregation is hoping that many come back to the church for the anniversary program and chicken dinner on Sunday, May 17. Several invitations were sent out to former and current members and the public is invited.
Parishioners Bonnie Kupa and Judy MacBeth along with friend Erika Whitney have created a quilt. MacBeth said it is a membership covenant renewal quilt. Members will sign a new covenant and their names will be pinned around the center of it and displayed in the church.
To celebrate the 100-year anniversary there will be one service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Bishop Kreiss of the Southeast Michigan Synod preaching and Pastor Leking and intern Ben Austin assisting him. After the service there will be the chicken dinner followed by a brief program in the sanctuary. Several church members have gathered items and programs over the years that will be displayed as well.
For the rest of the story including some interesting memories of members, please see the May 13, 2015, edition of The Advance.