Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church has had quite the year, with celebrations each month.
The church, at 415 N. West St. in York City, has been celebrating its 100th anniversary since October 2012.
The congregation will conclude its year-long celebration with an anniversary service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.
The service leader and speaker will be the Rev. James Dunlop, bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
The morning service will include a performance of "Followers of Christ" by Trinity's choir. The anthem was written by Jeff Stabley, a local musician and the church's former choir director.
A celebration luncheon will be held after the service, said Dave Brady, a church centennial committee member.
Prior to the service, the church will toll its bell 100 times to commemorate the anniversary, said Brady, a 34-year church member.
Over the past year, special services were held each month to celebrate the church anniversary, he said.
"Since we started the celebration, folks have become more interested in the church's history," Brady said. "They're digging through the archives looking for family members and what they were doing way back when."
The history: The church's facility was constructed by the Episcopal Church as Chapel of the Holy Incarnation. A Lutheran congregation began holding Sunday school classes at the site in 1912 and started Trinity Lutheran Church with its first service of communion held Oct. 12, 1913.
Over the years, Trinity has become known in its neighborhood as the "Little Green Church" because of its structure's color.
"With our celebration, there's a realization of our history, what we've done and what we can still achieve by being a part of this neighborhood," Brady said.
Trinity now has more than 200 members.
The church anniversary theme is "A Century of Service to Christ and the Community."
"The important thing for us is that we keep (the ministry) going," Brady said. "We've been here 100 years, and we've got to look forward to the next 100 years. We've got to keep the congregation vibrant."
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At a Glance
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, at 415 N. West St. in York City, will conclude its year-long centennial celebration Sunday, Oct. 13.
The anniversary service is at 11 a.m. and will be led by the Rev. James Dunlop, bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
A celebration luncheon will be held after the service.
Sunday, Oct. 6, is the deadline for reserving luncheon seats. For reservations, contact the church at 843-5920 or by email at email@example.com.