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Larry Thompson walks around during lunch with his video camera continuing to collect a history of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. St. Matthew’s Church on Bringle Ferry Road celebrated its 175th anniversary last Sunday afternoon with dinner on the grounds.
Several tables of homemade food line the driveway behind St. Matthews Lutheran Church on Bringle Ferry Road on Sunday afternoon. The church celebrated their 175th anniversary on Sunday afternoon with dinner on the grounds. a concert, games and releasing a 470 page book of the history of the church. Photo by Jon C. Lakey, Salisbury Post.
Jane Morgan Watson, from Woodleaf and Betty Morgan Sullivan, from Columbia, SC, look at a collection of wooden shingles that was displayed in the Family Life Center during the 175th annivsary celebration of St. Matthews Lutheran Church. The two first cousins found their grandfather's name, John F. Morgan, on a tag with the shingles left over when he had a hand in buillding the church's belfry. Photo by Jon C. Lakey, Salisbury Post.
In celebration of the 175th anniversary of St Matthew's Lutheran Church released copies of their new 470 page book of the church's history. The history committee compiled and organized the information that took 2 and a half years to complete. Photo by Jon C. Lakey, Salisbury Post.
Tony Shepherd, Pam Shepherd, Brenda Thomason and Mary Agner man one of the tables that handed out copies of the 470 page book that contains the 175 years of history of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Photo by Jon C. Lakey, Salisbury Post.
Tony Shepherd stands with a stack of the books that the history committee spent two and a half years compiling. The book was created for the 175th anniversary of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. The book is 470 pages and goes has information dating back to 1838. Photo by Jon C. Lakey, Salisbury Post.
One of the most interesting items that was recently discovered was a funeral bier that belonged to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. The church celebrated it's 175th anniversary on Sunday with a day of history and celebration. Photo by Jon C. Lakey, Salisbury Post.
A history display was part of the celebration at the church last Sunday to celebrate 175 years.