The year 2014 marks the 150th anniversary year of Cambridge Lutheran Church.
Begun by a small group of Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1864, the church has grown over the years to more than 2,500 members, and will celebrate its legacy of spiritual leadership and service in the Cambridge area with a full year of special anniversary events.
Lifting up past and future, the church has chosen verses from Revelation, “I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end; behold I make all things new” as its theme for the anniversary year.
Highlights during the year will include a Gustavus College Choir concert Saturday, Feb. 1, a visit from Minneapolis area synod bishop, Anne Svennungsen in March, visitors from Sweden in the fall, and many other events.
A Homecoming Weekend, June 6-8, will include a June 6 youth concert by AGAPE, June 7 open house, concert and banquet, and June 8 festive Pentecost worship and afternoon anniversary program.
On Sunday, Jan. 12, Cambridge Lutheran hosts, “Drawn to the Word,” a worship and artistic experience, where at its 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services, artist and pastor Paul Oman will paint a larger-than-life sized mural based on the Cambridge Lutheran 150th anniversary theme Bible verse, “Behold, I make all things new.”
The community is invited to attend these very unique services. This story will unfold artistically, musically, narratively and scripturally during the event. The 9 a.m. service will be in the sanctuary. The 10:30 a.m. service will be in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to attend.
Cambridge Lutheran is at 621 Old North Main St. in Cambridge. For more information, find Cambridge Lutheran on Facebook, visit www.cambridgelutheran.org. or call 763-689-1211.