The St. John Lutheran Community Association of Crabapple will hold its Annual Homecoming Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 23, at the church in Crabapple, located 12 miles north of Fredericksburg on Lower Crabapple Road. Registration and fellowship start at 9:00 a.m. Pastor Jennifer Sagebiel Gold will deliver the sermon. Pastor Gold currently serves the Southwestern Texas Synod of the ELCA at Cross Trails Ministries as the Director of Outreach and Mission. Following the morning worship service, a chicken barbecue meal will be served in the Crabapple Community Center Hall. Families attending are asked to bring a side dish and/or dessert to accompany the meal. Tableware and drinks will be furnished. Fellowship and visitation will continue after the meal. Former members and/or descendants, relatives, friends, and neighbors are cordially invited to the Homecoming Celebration.
The St. John Lutheran Church and Sunday School Building are available to be rented for weddings and family reunions. Donations received Sunday will be used to maintain and operate the St. John Lutheran Church and Sunday School Building, cemetery, and grounds owned by the Association. The church building was built in 1897, and worship services were discontinued in 1962. The Association was organized in 1963, and Annual Homecoming celebrations have been held since 1977. The Association welcomes new members. Annual dues are $3.00 per person or $5.00 per couple. For more information, please contact (830) 685-3385.