How blessed is our congregation to be able to celebrate its 150th year under God’s grace! Through wars and peace, prosperity and depression, life and death, the Lord has preserved His kingdom among us. Jesus Christ our Savior continues to be proclaimed. Our children continue to be instructed in the wisdom of the Lord. The gospel continues to be shared with Bay City and around the world.

We know not what the future holds. Certainly opposition to Christ is on the increase around the world. The love of many Christians is growing cold. Nevertheless, we do know that, “The Word of the Lord stands forever,” (1 Peter 1:25a). Nothing will have a greater influence on the individual and on society than God’s Word, “and this is the Word that was proclaimed to you” (1 Peter 1:25b). By God’s grace, St. Johns will continue to preach and live that Word till Christ returns.