The Ostmark Lutheran Church – ELCA in rural Watkins will celebrate its 125th Anniversary at the church Sunday, June 23, 2019.
Morning worship with Holy communion begins at 10:30 a.m. with special music and reminiscences.
After the service, a congregational photo will be taken outside followed by a light catered lunch.
The Ostmark congregation was formed in 1894 by immigrants from the Varmland Province, Ostmark Parish, in Sweden. There are still many descendants of these original founders in the congregation, but today members come from a variety of area communities, nationalities, and religious faiths for worship and fellowship at Ostmark.
Midsummer Day, June 24, was and still is celebated by the Swedish people. A Maypole will be part of this year’s celebration as it is in Sweden. Games and ice cream will be provided for the children.
Reservations must be made by texting Barb at (320) 282-5022. Follow Ostmark on their website Ostmark_ELCA@meekercoop.net and on Facebook.