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April 25, 2019

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Trinity Lutheran observes Shipwreck Rememberance

During Sunday worship service

Members of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, will observe the annual Shipwreck Remembrance on Sunday, Sept. 16. 

The services, at 8 and 10:30 a.m. remembers the passengers on the “Famous Dove” when it was shipwrecked off the east coast of the United States on Sept. 17, 1831. 

Many of the passengers coming from Germany were the founders of Trinity. During a terrible storm, the passengers prayed and sang hymns.  The next morning, they saw that they were just off the coast of Virginia.

They left the wrecked ship and safely reached land. They promised to observe Sept. 17 in thanks to God, to the third and fourth generations, this being the 187th year. 

The Choir will sing  “Wings of the Dawn.”  Sunday School and Bible classes for all ages will be held at 9:20 a.m..  The church is handicapped accessible.  More information is by calling 419-326-4402 or at tlcjenera.org  Everyone is welcome.