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The Hood River News, Hood River, OR., October 29, 1920, page 1

LOCAL LUTHERANS DEDICATE CHURCH

     Last Sunday the Lutherans of Hood River and vicinity dedicated their newly-purchased church. An artistic array of flowers added to the attractiveness of the church. The services were well attended, both in the morning and in the afternoon. Rev. P. Hilgendorf, pastor, dedicated the church to the service of the Lord. Rev. J. Rimbach, of Portland, then delivered an interesting and appropriate sermon. His theme was: "Why do we Lutherans believe in Jesus Christ?" Rev. J. Hilgendorf also preached an impressive and gripping sermon on the theme: "A church in which Jesus Christ dwells with his unadulterated word is a possession of an inestimable treasure."
     To successfully meet prevailing conditions the following order of services was adopted at a meeting of the members: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, German; 2nd and 4th, and also when there is a fifth Sunday, English service.
     The pastor extend a hearty invitation to all the young people of the church to gather Friday evening in the basement of the church for the purpose of organizing a Young People's Society. A Sunday school will also be organized next Sunday morning at 9:30.
     The financial committee reports that Mrs. Hans Lage, Mr. Graf, Miss Lena Gosch, The Dalles, and Mr. Jochimsen have been added to the list of contributors.

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