60th Anniversary Celebration – November 25, 2018

Good Shepherd will celebrate it’s 60th anniversary on November 25, 2018, Christ the King Sunday.  Pr. David R. Berg, who served at Good Shepherd from 1965-1974, will preach at this festival service.  The day will be celebrated with a special recognition of charter members and their children, a brunch after the service, and distribution of a booklet recounting the recent history of the congregation.  

Milestones of the church’s founding have been summarized during 2018 in the section, “Echoes of the Past” printed in the Decorah Journal.  

60 years ago: Decorah Journal, Thursday, September 20: “… There was a big turnout for the laying of the cornerstone at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in West Decorah. The first services at the new church will be September 21, 1958.”

60 years ago:  Decorah Journal, Thursday, August 30:  “…Work on the new Good Shepherd Church on the west side of Decorah is progressing well.”  

60 years ago:  Decorah Journal, Thursday, July 19:  “Groundbreaking took place last week at the area where the new Good Shepherd Church will be constructed.  The church will be located in the 600 block of Iowa Avenue, and should be completed in early October.”