On Dec. 24, 2011, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Coventry, CT will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
The church was started by Rev. Roger Heinz.
Pastor Heinz was shot down and died in Viet Nam during the war but his efforts have not been in vain. We are still here today led by God’s promise, “I am with you always.”
Roger’s wife, Lois, says “Our heavenly Father was with us then and continued to be our guide and aid. In Phillipians 4:13 we read: ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengths me.'”
As witness to this, the entire town of Coventry found Pastor Heinz knocking at their door. He then met with people interested in forming a new congregation.
Many organizational meetings and confirmation classes were held and on Christmas Eve, 1961, the first service was held.
During this anniversary year, we will hold several special worship services, give a gift to the Prince of Peace Church from its members, give a gift to each member of the congregation, and have a special DVD made available with pictures of charter members and past and present members, events over the years and familiar Lutheran hymns.
The year of celebration will end with a celebratory meal to be held in our Fellowship Hall.
Posted Oct. 26, 2011
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