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Sunday, August 7, 2016

150 Years

 
The Ludington United Methodist Church celebrated 150 years of Methodist ministry in Ludington today.

Ludington Michigan United Methodist Church sesquicentennial

That's the church where I play handbells. We did a couple of easy songs. There were quite a few special parts of the service. A combined choir and orchestra did special music.

Ludington Michigan United Methodist Church sesquicentennial

One of the really fun things was a living history sort of event. Many Methodist congregations across the (then) frontier were served by circuit riders when the churches were too small to pay a minister. These pastors rode from village to village preaching and serving. They stayed with local people for a few days before they went on to the next town.

So, today, a circuit rider appeared at the celebration. He also gave the children's sermon.

Ludington Michigan United Methodist Church sesquicentennial

Several former pastors were there and reminisced. Of course there was a slide show of past and present events. The message was given by a man we've known since he was a teenager. I like to think we had some small part in making him the man he is today. The sermon was timely and dynamic. It was neat to see him again.

Ludington Michigan United Methodist Church sesquicentennial

Afterwards, there was good food and lots of it- a pork roast, corn on the cob, salads and desserts. No problems there!

Ludington Michigan United Methodist Church sesquicentennial

The contemporary worship band filled the tent with music.

Ludington Michigan United Methodist Church sesquicentennial

It was a memorable celebration, with a good look forward to the next 150 years.

(Just as a fun test- can you find the person who appears in two of the photos?)


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2 comments:

Secondary Roads said...

That must have been a fine day.

Ann said...

What a fun day. I tried but couldn't spot who the person was that was in 2 photos

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