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Iowa Church Marks 125th Birthday


Lincoln Center Christian Reformed Church in Grundy Center, Iowa, celebrated 125 years of ministry, looking both to the past and the future.

 About 300 people attended a morning worship service led by lay pastor Dale Janssen and an afternoon service of praise on May 31. A dinner was also held between services.

 “Congregational singing was just unbelievable,” said Wayne Graves. “It was a tremendous time of worship and praise to God.”

Three pastors, Rev. Andrew Bandstra, Rev. Ken Slager, and Rev. David Dykstra, returned to share in the festivities with their former congregation.

“There are a lot of exciting things happening in Lincoln Center, and we look forward to building on them as we go forward,” Graves said.

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