The 60th Anniversary of Christ Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was celebrated on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the church.
The Reverend Stephen F. Gallo, former pastor of our congregation and currently of Burleson, Texas, preached the sermon on Hebrews 13:8, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever," under the theme, "We Are Here to Remember Christ," during the 9:30 am Divine Service.
Hymns sung were LSB 645, "Built on the Rock"; LSB 912, "Christ is Our Cornerstone"; LSB 644, "The Church's One Foundation"; and LSB 861, "Christ Be My Leader". The Sunday School Children sang, "Jesus Loves Me", between the Epistle (Heb. 13:7-9) and the Gospel (Luke 19:1-10) readings. [The Old Testament reading was 1 Kings 8:22-30.]
Pastor Gallo's wife, Gretchen, who was the organist (among other positions) during Pastor Gallo's tenure, was also the guest organist for the Anniversary Divine Service.
Pastor Gallo also conducted the Bible Class on Psalm 1, which was held after the service.
After Bible Class, a lunch was served.
Many members, former members, friends and the current SD District President, the Reverend Scott Sailer, were in attendance. Pictures of the event will be posted at the SD District Website.