St. James celebrating 150th anniversary
St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia is celebrating its 150th anniversary, and the celebration includes a commemorative book.
The book includes the early history of the church and every baptism, confirmation, marriage and funeral as recorded in the three parish registers from 1871 to the present, as well as membership rolls.
The book also includes the names of all of the pastors from 1865 to the present and research on the Dieckmann family in Vandalia from 1840 to the present. The research was done by Vandalia native Betsy (Brannon) Mills, a former member of the St. James congregation.
The books are $20 each. To order copies of the book, contact Dorothy Donley, 283-1916. The shipping cost is $6.
St. James Lutheran Church will hold a 150th anniversary celebration Oct. 16-18.
First Presbyterian holding Ladies Tea
First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia is hosting a Ladies Tea on Saturday, May 2, beginning at 1 p.m.
All women in the community are invited to attend. Reservations should be called into the church, 283-0937, by Thursday, April 30.
The church is located at 1221 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia.
MG church to show documentary
First Baptist Church in Mulberry Grove will show the documentary "When God Left the Building" at 2 p.m. After the film, the Mulberry Grove Ministerial Alliance will hold a 20-minute discussion.
There is no admission; a free-will offering will be taken.
First Baptist Church is located at 111 N. Second St. in Mulberry Grove.