Grand Marais Evangelical Free Church celebrates 50 years in July

Biblically speaking, 50 years isn’t very long. But by today’s standards, when countries form and dissolve within 50 years and technology races at an unimaginable rate, 50 years is a long, long time.

That said, the entire month of July will be one of celebration for members and friends of the Grand Marais Evangelical Free Church as they celebrate 50 years of worship and service.

Kicking off the celebration on July 7 will be a program denoting the church’s first half century. There will be a short review by the Sunday School children and worship music led by Jennifer Horen Gould of Faberweesa, Colorado.

At 1 p.m. the church will host a coffee fellowship with pictures of the church throughout its five decades and the opening of the time capsule, which was cemented into the walls of the church addition 25 years ago.

On July 14, Dr. Bruce and Kate Dahlman, longtime missionaries in Africa, will lead Sunday worship time.

On July 21, two young men who grew up in the church, Ben Brandt and Andrew Peterson, will lead the service. Ben will lead the music and Andrew will deliver the sermon.

Last but not least, July 27 and 28 will begin with a banquet on Saturday evening (reservations must be received by July 7) and ending in a Sunday morning praise and worship celebration. All former pastors will take part on Saturday or Sunday, and Pastor Ron Carlson, the second pastor to serve at the Evangelical Free Church, will bring the morning’s message.

Everyone is invited to share in the month of worship and praise.