HOLSTEIN -- Faith Lutheran Church of Holstein was welcomed into a nationwide church family, The American Association of Lutheran Churches, just as members celebrated their first anniversary the last Sunday of September.
"Congratulations to Faith, which was accepted into The American Association of Lutheran Churches," said the Rev. Roger Twito, who serves as senior pastor at Ascension Lutheran in Ames and as head of The AALC's Greater Heartland Region. "On September 25th, they celebrated their one-year anniversary. May the Lord continue to lead them and guide them as they share with us in the ministry to which God has called us."
Faith Lutheran held its first service on Sept. 26, 2010. They met at Lohff Schumann Memorial Community Center for seven months before moving to 113 N. Main St. in downtown Holstein last spring.
Twito said The AALC is a great fit for Faith Lutheran, as Faith Lutheran and The AALC share a conviction that God's Word needs to direct our faith and lives rather than human opinion directing God's Word."
The AALC of today grew from a dozen American Lutheran Church organizations which chose not to join the 1988 merger that created the largest Lutheran church body in the United States: the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America