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It’s here. It’s here. It’s finally here!

July 23rd is the big celebration of our congregation’s 150th anniversary!

Reminder: There’s just ONE service at 10am. Then, an afternoon picnic begins at 3pm at the Keweenaw Base Camp (click here for a map). Here is more info about the event.

Here are 4 reasons not to miss Sunday’s events.

  1. Saints Peter and Paul has been in this community longer than most institutions/organizations/businesses – including Michigan Tech. That’s something to celebrate!
  2. Former Pastors: Pastor Bob Paul, Pastor Dave Weber, and current pastor Pastor Aaron Gehrke will all be sharing leadership of the service on Sunday. This probably won’t happen again!
  3. The afternoon picnic will be a ton of fun in a beautiful location. There will be smoked pork and turkeys, wonderful potluck food, private lake, campfire, live music, and fellowship with all of God’s people.
  4. Jesus. Jesus will show up. He will show up just as he does every Sunday. His people will gather together to confess sins and receive forgiveness, His Word will be preached, the Lord’s Supper will be received. Through those good gifts of God we will continue to be built up as Christian people and a Christian congregation in order that we’ll remain alive for another 150 years. But, we believe we won’t just survive for another 150. We believe that In Christ We Are: Alive to Thrive.

I really hope that you’ll be able to make it in the morning and afternoon next Sunday. The Sunday picnic (and morning worship as well) are not just for members of the church. If you have friends, neighbors, relatives that you’d like to invite for a fun afternoon, please do. You do not need to RSVP. However, if you plan on coming to eat, please plan on bringing a side dish or dessert to pass.

I look forward to sharing this day with you!

Alive in Christ!

Pastor Aaron

P.S. A big thanks also goes out to the 150th Anniversary Committee: Chair: Janet Turpening, John and Jean Pemberton, Dala Beard, Renata Sommerille, Sandy Giordana, Deb Van Wagner, Paula Monroe, Kristin Wanhala,  and Gene Kuiper.