Pastor John Turner of Faith Lutheran Church hands snacks and drinks Friday morning to church founders Vera and Vern Herbert. The church will celebrate its 50th anniversary with events and services June 19 and 20.

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Pastor John Turner of Faith Lutheran Church hands snacks and drinks Friday morning to church founders Vera and Vern Herbert. The church will celebrate its 50th anniversary with events and services June 19 and 20.

Craig church celebrating 50th anniversary

Faith Lutheran to host events, services June 19 and 20

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Faith Lutheran Church will celebrate 50 years in Craig later this month.

In honor of the celebration, the church has installed a new stained-glass window and will host public events and services at its 580 Green St., location.

The church is scheduled to host an open house of its sanctuary and fellowship hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 19. The public is welcome to tour the facilities and view displays on the history of Lutherans in Craig.

The public is also invited to a divine service from 3 to 4 p.m. with a guest preacher slated to speak.

At 9 a.m. June 20, the church will offer a divine service with holy communion. A potluck dinner will follow.

Several of the church’s founders still live in the area, including Vera and Vern Herbert.

Vera said her daughter was married and her grandsons baptized in the church.

“We’ve come a long ways together,” she said of the close-knit congregation. “And we’ve all stuck together.”

For more information call Pastor Jon Turner at 824-3403.

For more on this story, see the Saturday Morning Press or visit www.craigdailypress.com.

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