St. Paul UCC celebrates 150 years of ministry

Pastor Don Wagner greets a full church prior to the start of the service.
(O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

LEBANON – St. Paul United Church of Christ celebrated its 150th anniversary in a special afternoon service on September 30.

The St. Paul UCC Choir and Bell Choir played a variety of songs, including the church’s new anthem written specifically for Sunday’s event. 

Special guests included the Rev. Dr. David Greenhaw, president of preaching and worship at Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., and formr pastor Rev. Duane Dollinger who served at St. Paul from 1980-1992.

The event also served to celebrate the completion of the church’s construction project and installation of historic stained glass windows.