Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Reservations Date Extended for Historic Homecoming at St. Peter’s

As the Labor Day week-end is upon us many of us look forward to look the annual St. Peter’s Homecoming Celebration. This event marks a tradition which began over one hundred years ago when this little German log church closed.

Why is St. Peter Evangelical Church unique? It has celebrated more “Homecoming Services” than years of regular worship, closing in 1905; this marks the 111th Homecoming service!

Founded by immigrants from Kammerforst, Langensalza, Providence Larheim, Kingdom of Prussia, (Germany) who settled in what was known then as “Dutch Roost” (farm area northeast of Webster), offered regular worship services from 1850 till 1905. When they closed the doors in 1905, all was left in place. It looks today much as it did when they closed.

On Sunday September 18th the historic church will host a pre-service concert given by Norm Schelecty and the Phien Snips Band in the sanctuary at 1:30 p.m. The annual hymn sing will begin at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Robert Akins, of Trinity Lutheran Church, Versailles and Friedens Lutheran Church, Bloomer will lead the service. Karen Lawrence will play the original pump organ and many hymns of a bye gone era will be sung.

Prior to the service at 12:30 p.m. there will be a pulled pork luncheon. Complete with a pulled pork sandwich, au gratin potatoes, baked beans, and delicious apple crisp all for a $10.00 donation. It’s important we get those reservations in now and ALL are welcome to this picnic. This wonderful dinner will be prepared by Trinity of Versailles and must be reserved prior to September 12th.

Reservations may be made by check to St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church c/o J. R. Kelch at 105 Greenhaven Drive Greenville, Ohio 45331 with a check made to St. Peter’s.

This year St. Peters is participating in the Ohio Historical Society’s “Open Door Initiative”; a celebration of Ohio’s hidden gems that are rarely seen.

Come and be a part of the continuing story of St. Peters!

St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church is located one mile south of Versailles just east off of State Route 185 south of Versailles, on the St. Peter’s Road.

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