150th Anniversary

Orfordville, Wis. – The Orfordville Lutheran Church invites the public to join its upcoming celebration to mark 150 years of service the weekend of September 29 and 30 at the church at 210 North Main Street in Orfordville. The church was founded in 1868 by Claus Frimann Magelssen, who served as pastor from 1868 through 1880.

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The public is invited to attend and join the celebrations taking place all weekend:

  • On Saturday, church leaders will host a historical tour of the church at 10 a.m. followed by a driving tour of the area.
  • An anniversary dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the church. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Reservations must be made in advance. Please contact Debbie Speich at 608-295-6329 or Nancy Dickison at 608-289-0888.
  • A special anniversary service will be held Sunday at 9 a.m.  This service will be extended to allow for presentations by former pastors and their descendants.

The theme for the celebration is “blessed to be a blessing.”  The Norwegian heritage and roots of the Church will be remembered with food, song, writings and stories.

The church is very pleased to announce the great-grandson of pastor Magelsen, Reverend Paul Magelssen, will be involved in the events along with other previous pastors/descendants. The presentations will reflect on the ways God has blessed the people of Orfordville Lutheran Church for the past 150 years and lay the groundwork for the next 150 years.   Past and current members of the congregation in particular are invited to attend and share their own special stories about the church and members.

Please keep checking back for more details on this event.

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