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Lutheran congregations celebrate 10 years of cooperative ministry
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Pictured from left are Pat Hausmann, president of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church; Gerald Griffith, president of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church; Wilburn Oehlke, president of Zion Lutheran Church; the Rev. Barbara Beale, pastor of St. Luke’s and Zion; and John Dellis, minister of St. Peter’s.
Pictured from left are Pat Hausmann, president of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church; Gerald Griffith, president of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church; Wilburn Oehlke, president of Zion Lutheran Church; the Rev. Barbara Beale, pastor of St. Luke’s and Zion; and John Dellis, minister of St. Peter’s.
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Members and friends of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Schroeder, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ander, and Zion Lutheran Church in Arneckeville gathered April 14 at Schroeder Hall to give thanks to God for 10 years of cooperative ministry between the three congregations.

St. Luke’s, St. Peter’s and Zion - all congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) - first held five joint Wednesday evening Lent suppers and services in 2003.

The Lent services later included joint Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday services, and the congregations also host three weekday Advent suppers and services together.

The April 14 event, attended by almost 300 people, also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the formation of the ELCA.

Special guest at the celebration was the Rev. Dr. Judith Spindt, director for evangelical mission for the Southwestern Texas Synod of the ELCA, who brought greeting from Bishop Ray Tiemann.
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