Submitted by Trinity Lutheran Church
Trinity Lutheran Church will celebrate the conclusion of it’s year-long 120th Anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 11. The Service of Thanksgiving and Praise will start at 10 a.m. with the tolling of the bell! A shared dish dinner will follow the service in the fellowship hall!
The 120th Anniversary theme is “In This Place”, based on II Chronicles 7:15-16, “Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place. For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time.”
A special personalized message will be shared with the congregation from Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, President of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod!
Anniversaries are great times to remember all the blessings bestowed by God upon us and how He has carried us through challenging and joyful times in our history! Anniversaries are moments to celebrate God’s grace in our lives today! Anniversaries are times to re-dedicate ourselves to be about the mission of God, which is to share the Good News of Jesus’ death and resurrection with all people!
On Sept. 18, 1901 at a Lutheran service being held at the Presbyterian Church, led by Missionary Pastor Christian Rittman, with 40 people attending, the decision to officially organize a Lutheran Congregation in Mena was finalized. Pastor Rittman relocated to Mena and was called to be the first Pastor of Trinity Lutheran.
Land was procured from the Mena Townsite Committee and construction on the church and parsonage began on Nov. 1, 1901. Construction was complete two months later with the Dedication of Trinity Lutheran Church held on Jan. 5, 1902! For many years the congregation operated a Lutheran School as well!
Trinity Lutheran Congregation and their Pastor, Rev. Timothy Henning invite you to celebrate with them on Oct. 11. The church is located at 1010 Dequeen Street in Mena. Please call the church for more information at 479- 394-1290 or email at TLCmenaAR@gmail.com.
The congregation is wearing masks/facial coverings or face shields, sanitizing, social distancing in light of Covid19.