photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Rev. William DeHass will lead a brief service Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Greencastle, then take his congregation to Jason Drive south of the borough to consecrate an 11-acre tract of land.
By this time next year, DeHass hopes bulldozers will dig into that ground to pave the way for construction of a new $500,000 church to replace the edifice at 145 East Baltimore St. The congregation began worshiping in that church in 1927 after breaking away from the Evangelical Lutheran Church on North Washington Street.
Last year, members of Trinity Lutheran, by a near unanimous vote, decided to abandon the 71-year-old structure in favor of a new building outside the borough. They opted for Antrim Township south of Greencastle because it is the fastest-growing area in the region, DeHass said.