A building dedication and the union of two Northern Door congregations will be celebrated at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay this weekend. It was 25 years ago that Zion Lutheran Church in Sister Bay and Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay voted to merge into one congregation and to build a new 220-seat sanctuary. In the years since, the building housing Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church has grown to include a bell tower, a pipe organ, and an additional wing. While the building has changed, Pastor Jim Honig says the people’s dedication to the church has not.
Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church will host a celebration organ concert on Saturday at 7 p.m. and an anniversary service on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. featuring former Pastor Bruce Foster.