- When:Saturday, October 12, 2013, time TBA
- Where:First English Lutheran, 516 N. Main, Victoria
First English Evangelical Lutheran Church
October 1913 begins the history of First English. Lutheran Church that has continued as a Bible based welcoming church family for 100 years. The weekend of October 12th and 13th 2013 will be filled with worship, festivities, memories, present and former members & pastors, and, wonderful fellowship.
First English Lutheran will receive a plaque from the Texas Historical Commission that will be unveiled on Saturday, October 12th. The cornerstone of the church placed there at its construction will be opened and its contents revealed during the celebration. This is a very exciting day in the life of First English that will be celebrated by members of all generations and lineage in this 100 year history. As we celebrate the historical marker and opening of the cornerstone, we hope many will join us for this joyous time. This will be followed by a social time with music by Anthony Wilhelm, who is also a lifetime member of First English.
On Sunday, October 13th, we will worship together with Rev. Jim Pearson, presiding and former ministers and interns that can join us. We are pleased to have Bishop John Bradosky of the NALC giving the sermon for our worship times. Pastor Jim has been with our church as a member in childhood, adulthood and now as our Pastor. His father, Rev. Harold A. “Bud” Pearson, was twice a pastor at First English and will also participate in our celebratory worship this day. Morning worship will be followed by a catered luncheon in Hiller Activity Center. (We will be taking reservations to insure adequate seating is available for this special lunch.) During the morning period the slide presentation and historical books of information will be on display to share the path First English has traveled to reach this wonderful milestone of 100 years.
We have come a very long way from meeting in a funeral parlor to the beautiful church and properties we share today. To be greeted by ‘the’ Shepherd in our stain glass window provides joy and comfort to those both inside and out as they look to the cross. First English is proud to be a part of both NALC and LCMC, both Lutheran Christian bodies that are scripturally based and believe that God’s Word guides us, shelters us, provides for us and makes us who we are as Christians. We hope those without a church home will be encouraged to visit us and become a part of our church family.
We hope that you will include the Centennial Celebration of First English Lutheran Church as part of your October 12th & 13th planning. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call our church office at 361-575-3623 or visit our website www.felcvictoria.org.
Many Hands, Many Hearts, serving One Lord.