175th Anniversary Celebration

Saint John Lutheran Church (Flatrock)
observation of 175th year anniversary
Fall 2023 to Fall 2024

Scripture Verse

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice! Psalm 105:1-3 ESV 


On Sunday, October 22, 2023, St. John Lutheran Church (Flatrock) begins a year-long celebration of 175 years of being a Lutheran congregation. We will celebrate God’s faithfulness through His Word and Sacrament under the theme: Remember, Renew, Rejoice (based on Psalm 105:1–3). Sunday, October 22, we gather for worship at 9:00 a.m. with Rev. Professor Lawrence Rast, President of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW), as the guest Preacher; the Kantorei Choir from CTSFW will be the choir for the worship service. Immediately following the worship service, Professor Rast will give a presentation on the history of the Lutheran Church in Indiana and our Southwest corner of Allen County; a reception follows the presentation.

175th News and Events (click items to learn more)

Guest Pastor - October 2023

Please Plan to Attend on Sunday, October 22, we will have with us guest Pastor, Rev. Dr. Lawrence Rast, President of Concordia Theological...

Pictorial Directory

Anniversary Church Pictorial Directory Update photos will be taken September 7, 8, and 9, 2023 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). More details to...

Commerative Ornaments

175th Anniversary Commemorative Ornaments are available to preview after both Sunday morning services in the Narthex. Pre-order forms are available...

How To Become Involved

Volunteers will be needed to support the following areas: Worship & Social Events (8-10 volunteers) - support planning for special services,...