A history of faith
One of the area's oldest churches will close its doors next weekend due to declining membership and attendance.
Messiah Lutheran Church at 601 Jefferson St. S. will hold its final service and communion Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m.
"There's a special Lutheran ceremony for the closing of a church, where the different pieces of worship are physically removed from the church as part of the service," congregation president Don Niles said. "I know that's going to be terribly difficult."
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