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100 YEARS OF GRACE


November 24, 1893

Grace organized with 15 charter members


April 5, 1894

Lots for old church purchased, cost $200


September 23, 1894

Cornerstone laid at old churh


February 28, 1894

First Ladies Aid Society organized


December 22, 1895

Basement occupied for services


August 1987

Memorial windows place in old church


November 12, 1900

Grace Church became a Virginia Synod Mission (Was formerly a part of Bethlehem Parish)


February 10, 1901

First three Trustees elected


April 6, 1901

Building completed at a total cost of $6,000


April 7, 1901

Nave of church first occupied


April 15, 1906

Debt on church completely paid off


January 1, 1907

Lot purchased for a parsonage


May 21, 1913

Building consecrated to worship of God and set apart as Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church


January 31, 1945

Church Constitution adopted unanimously


January 14, 1955

Wells Campaign for Building Funds


October 1956

Average attendance 195


November 1956

Bid for new Building $250,000


May 26, 1957

Groundbreaking Ceremonies for new church


June 22, 1958

Pastor Hock and Quaidie received as new members


June 29, 1958

Cornerstone laid for new church


July 6, 1958

Pastor Hovk installed as Pastor


September 7, 1958

Services terminated in old church


September 14, 1958

First Service held in new church


September 21, 1958

Dedication Service for new church


November 1958

Proposed Budget: $16,987
Propsed Building and Debt Ret.: $23,013
Total: $40,000


August 10, 1961

Total indebtedness $130,000 with 10 year loan


April 1963

The $160,000 mortgage of 1963 would convert to 2008 dollars of $1,072,834


April 1963

Built Educational Wing


November 17, 1963

Announced that Pastor Hock will resign effective January 3, 1964


November 24, 1963

Dedicated Educational Wing and celebrated 70th Anniversary V.A. Moyer Preached


July 1964

George Handley accepted a call


1966-2002

Shared building with United Church Nursery


1993

100th Anniversary Celebration


1999

Architect developed a plan for the future needs


2001

Phase I of updating building and old equipment $390,000


2004

Phase II of building and grounds improvements $320,000