Living Faith Lutheran Church
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
God's Work. Our Hands.

60th Anniversary Celebration

Living Faith Lutheran Church celebrated its 60th anniversary with a special worship service and luncheon on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Our congregation was founded in 1952 as Crusader Lutheran - Rockville's first Lutheran church - and Alverta Dronenburg (center) was among the charter members. Here, she celebrates our church's six decades of love, faith and service with the Rev. Sandra Cox Shaw - our pastor since 2005 - and the Rev. Richard H. Graham, bishop of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
 

60th Anniversary Celebration

Quilters and Pastor Sandra

As part of our 60-year celebration, Living Faith Lutheran  set a goal of completing 60 quilts, to be distributed by Lutheran World Relief to needy people throughout the world. Our quilters came through and then some, lovingly creating 65 quilts. On Dec. 2 - one week before our 60th anniversary celebration - Pastor Sandra blessed several of the quilts, which were delivered later that week to LWR's distribution center in New Windsor, Md.

Quilters and Pastor Sandra

A wonderful gift of music

Montgomery County Chamber Music Society players joined Living Faith members for a special musical program on our 60-year anniversary. Our church provides space for society musicians to gather and sight-read music together on Friday evenings.

A wonderful gift of music

Rehearsing a special anthem

Rehearsing a special anthem

Rehearsal: Hube leading musicians & singers

Rehearsal: Hube leading musicians & singers

Working that baton & fine-tuning

Working that baton & fine-tuning

Pastor & Bishop greet the Barths

Pastor & Bishop greet the Barths

Cynthia & Mike before worship

Cynthia & Mike before worship

Choir leads us in the opening hymn

Choir leads us in the opening hymn

The Wagners prepare to worship

The Wagners prepare to worship

Ruei-Hwa - feeling the Spirit

Ruei-Hwa - feeling the Spirit

Bishop Graham preaches on Luke 21

Bishop Graham preaches on Luke 21

Matthew wishes us peace

Matthew wishes us peace

Maria & Mary Elizabeth

Maria & Mary Elizabeth

Welcoming 14 new members

Welcoming 14 new members

Celebrating 60 years, looking to the future

Celebrating 60 years, looking to the future

Mike & Millie sing the closing hymn

Mike & Millie sing the closing hymn

Bishop Graham greets Allison

Bishop Graham greets Allison

Enjoying a delicious anniversary luncheon

Enjoying a delicious anniversary luncheon

Pastor Sandra, Alverta & Bishop Graham

Pastor Sandra, Alverta & Bishop Graham

Alverta shares 90 years of memories

Alverta shares 90 years of memories

Bishop Graham chats up the flock

Bishop Graham chats up the flock

A lively luncheon conversation

A lively luncheon conversation

Bishop Graham and Marty

Bishop Graham and Marty

Enjoying some great anniversary fellowship

Enjoying some great anniversary fellowship

Bishop Graham & Pastor Sandra

Bishop Graham & Pastor Sandra