Church to celebrate homecoming

VERSILLES — The historical St. Peters Lutheran is set to hold their homecoming and open house on Sept. 19 at 2:30 p.m. The church was built in 1850 and held services until 1905. Since then, every third Sunday in September there has been a Homecoming Service.

In 1980, St Peter’s Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Because of it’s well preserved historic architecture and because of the its place in the settlement of the region. It is believed to be Darke Counties last remaining log church.

Very little has changed inside since the doors closed in 1905. The pump organ still works and is used during the service to sing all the old hymns. During the service the collection plate is passed. The monies that are collected is used to help maintain the church and property throughout the year. This year Pastor Ippi from Trinity Lutheran Church will deliver a short message.

After the service, cookies and punch are serviced as everyone wonders the well maintained lawn and cemetery.

The pulic is invied to attend the celebratin.

The church is located at 9239 St. Peters Road in Versailles.

Follow the church on its Facebook Page St Peters Lutheran Church Verailles Ohio.

If you would like to make a donation to the church send to: Dick Shumaker, C/O St Peters Church, 5958 Ch. Hm. Bradf. Road, Greenville OH 45331. Shumaker is a trustee of the church and also a descendent of St. Peter’s Church