150th Anniversary

November 9th, 2008 marked the 150th year of our congregation’s mission in the Logan area.  The original congregation split in 1867 and both congregations are still in active ministry  St. Peter’s, ELCIC, in Brodhagen on Line 44 and First Lutheran, LCC, located on Line 42.

The Celebrations Anniversary  Events of 2008

10th February Sunday – Deborah McCracken of The Olive Branch for Children in Tanzania speaking at 10:30 Sunday Worship.
24th March Monday – Special music in worship – Debbie Elligsen
30th March Sunday – Special music in worship – Hannah & Susan Johnston
9th April Wednesday – Murder Mystery Dinner at the Mitchell Arena, hosted by St. Peter’s & First Logan
13th April Sunday – Special music in worship – Lynn Hoegy
26th April Saturday – London Conference Spring Meeting hosted by St. Peters. Bishop Michael Pryse preaching and giving an update about the changes and work of the synod office.
27th April Sunday – Special music in worship – Trudi Johnston & Pastor Steve Johnston
18th May Sunday – Special music in worship – Alison Mogk
25th May Sunday – Dick Holm\’s Country Band Leading Sunday Worship – Western Dress Day & Fellowship hour to follow
8th June Sunday – Victory Gospel Quartet Concert 2pm Proceeds to the Olive Branch irrigation project
21st June Saturday – Front Porch Concert @ St. Peter’s Parsonage 2pm – featuring talents from St. Peter’s & First Logan with BBQ to follow show – freewill offering to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank – Monkton Growing Project
17th August Sunday – Special music in worship – Cemetery Decoration Sunday – St. Peter’s Choir
23rd August Saturday – Anniversary Parade from St. Peter’s at 2pm and travelling to First Logan for a corn roast
21st September Sunday – Special music in worship – Joanne Bender, Margie Hull, Ed Havenga and all of the senior choir
5th October Sunday – Dick Holm’s Country Band Leading Sunday Worship 10:30am – Mobility bus planned for Mitchell Nursing Home & Ritz Villa residents. Fellowship & refreshments after worship.
19th October Sunday – 150 years ago Charles Darwin unveiled his theory of evolution. This idea challenged the literal biblical interpretation of creation. How has our thinking changed in these last 150 year? Pastor Steve will be delivering a sermon on this topic in celebration of our 150 years of biblical witness to the Logan area.
19th October Sunday – Following worship we will be having our “Celebration of Local Food” meal. The proceeds from that meal will go to our 150th Anniversary Service Project – Olive Branch irrigation project. Event sponsored by Faith life.
2nd November Sunday – Sunday School Anniversary Worship @ St. Peter’s 10:30am –  Children’s lunch and party following worship. Parents welcome too.
2nd November Sunday – Anniversary Worship @ First Logan (afternoon)
7th November Friday – Olde Tyme Radio Show 7:30pm @ Crystal Palace, Mitchell. Proceeds to the Olive Branch irrigation project. Silent auction starts at 7p.m.
8th November Saturday – Confirmation Reunion – Afternoon @ St. Peter’s Brodhagen 2:00 pm Registration; Light refreshment to follow
8th November Saturday – Anniversary Dinner @ Seaforth Community centre starting at 5pm with social time & drinks
9th November Sunday – Anniversary Worship @ St. Peter’s 2:30pm with the West Perth Choir
16th November Sunday– Worship @ St. Peter’s 10:30am with Bishop Michael Pryse; Congregational Anniversary Pot Luck following worship.
30th November Sunday – Live nativity scene – carol singing & “Hot Chocolate” fellowship at First Logan. Nativity showings between 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  
 24th December Wednesday – Christmas Through the Ages – Christmas Eve Worship. 7:30pm

Service Projects

We raised funds for several projects throughout the year:

  • Olive Branch for Children – irrigation project

and with our friends from First Logan we have raised funds for:

  • Canadian Foodgrains Bank (Monkton growing project)
  • Brodhagen Community Hall playground equipment

Notable moments from 2008

30th November Sunday – Live Nativity Story hosted and staged by First Logan.
9th November Sunday – Our anniversary worship with several previous pastors assisting in worship.
8th November Saturday – Confirmation Reunion – Pastor Steve sprinkling the assembly in an affirmation of baptism service.
7th November Friday – Olde Tyme Radio show featuring the  St. Peter’s Life Skit. This evening was a fund raiser for the Olive branch irrigation project.
23rd August Saturday – Anniversary Parade from St. Peter’s to First Logan for a corn roast which raised over $500 for the Brodhagen Community Hall playground equipment.
21st June Saturday – Front Porch Concert @ St. Peter’s Parsonage Featured talents from St. Peter’s & First Logan. The freewill offering to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank – Monkton Growing Project raise over $1000
April 9th Murder Mystery was a major success – we raised $2300 for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
10th February Sunday – Deborah McCracken of The Olive Branch for Children in Tanzania spoke our Sunday Worship. This event launched our Anniversary Service Project.

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