Faith Lutheran - Celebrating 120 Years
August 18th, 2002
Faith Lutheran's Women of Faith Choir
The Women of Faith Choir singing Surely the Presence of the Lord is in this Place

Faith Lutheran invited everyone to join them in their 120th anniversary celebration on the morning of Sunday, August 18th, 2002. The result was approximately 200 people gathering to enjoy the memorable worship service at 10:15am, the catered outdoor cookout that followed, and the fun and festivities of the Water Olympics held in the afternoon. Alum pastors and church members from as far as Michigan attended the event, and the Hazard Methodist Church ended their worship service at 10:00am to join in the fellowship. Along with the inspiring music, acknowledgements, and reading of the Gospel from Matthew 28:1-20, Pastor Dean Hanson gave a message of exhortation titled "Holding on by the Roots."

Service acknowledgements include:
Crucifer覧Carl Kucera
Lector覧Gracie Gillming
Organist覧Mardell Broekemeier
Responsive Reader覧Myra King
Special Music覧Women of Faith
Flower arrangements provided by:
John and Donna King
George and Janet Kucera
Hazard Methodist Church
Floyd & Candy Bukowski; Brock & Mardell Broekemeier
Oren and Marge Larson
Arnold and Yvonne Nilson
Photos: (click to enlarge)
Inside the church...
Inside the service at Faith Lutheran Church - Hazard, NebraskaBeginning of the service Picture of the altar at Faith Lutheran Church in Hazard, NebraskaThe altar Women Of Faith Choir - August 18, 2002The Women of Faith Choir
The service was followed by a time of food, fellowship, and the meeting of old friends and acquaintances. Diane Kucera and her helpers catered the dinner that included grilled burgers, chicken, au gratin potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw, fresh fruit, and cake and ice cream for dessert.
Picture of the catered dinner that followed the anniversary serviceThe happy chefs Photo of Pastor Dean Hanson visiting with parishioners and church visitorsThe fellowship Image of the dinner lineThe chow line
The Water Balloon Olympic: As part of the anniversary celebration, the Water Balloon Olympics was held following the catered dinner with 25 competitors in three age divisions participating in five events.
Our thanks to Diane Feldman for supplying the following photos...
Photo of the water balloon olympicsDan Feldman, Ben Schall, and Catie Schall tossing water balloons to their partners. Picture of the water olympic judgesDiann Bock and Graci Gillming were among the judges (and jury) at the Water Balloon Olympics.

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