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Christ Lutheran Church celebrates anniversary of Burger Hall

October 21, 2006

On Oct. 1, the congregation of Christ Lutheran Church celebrated the 50th anniversary of Burger Memorial Hall, where the members have held Sunday School classes and worship services over the years.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Burger were instrumental in leading Sunday school and lay preaching in the early days of the congregation that had formed as a branch from Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown. Following the Burgers' period of service, the congregation formally organized as Christ Lutheran Church and called its first pastor, the Rev. R. Richard Summers. The congregation today maintains affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

A brief rededication service was held on the front lawn at 6 p.m. The church's bell was rung at the beginning and end to proclaim to the community that "The Church on the Hill" will continue to serve the Lord and His people for many years to come. The bell tower was erected in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barr, for all of their many years of service and dedication to both the Sunday School and church.

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After the rededication service, the members and guests in attendance enjoyed an anniversary cake and ice cream served by the youth.

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