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Grace Lutheran Church, Somers Point ca. 1928

   

          1923 - First service is held in Eagle Hall.

          1924 - Church is organized with 40 members.

          1927 - First church building is completed.

          1932 - Grace and Epiphany Lutheran, Pleasantville separate into two parishes.

          1940s - Church interior is renovated and redecorated.

          1951 - Congregation purchases adjoining lots.

          1955 - Church building is expanded to add a two-story parish hall.

          1966 - New Narthex (lobby), bell tower, and parking lot are added.

          1975 - Pastor Rinck celebrates his 25th Anniversary as Grace Lutheran's Pastor.

          1979 - New office addition is added.

           1984 - Pastor Rinck is given the title Pastor Emeritus by the congregation on his retirement.

          1987 - Pastor Rickards begins his ministry at Grace Lutheran.

          1992 - Ecumenical Food Pantry is established & housed at Grace Lutheran.

          2001 - Church Sanctuary is renovated.

          2006 - Education / Fellowship Hall section is renovated.

          2008 - Parking lots are resurfaced and paved.

          2009 - Congregation acquires new Roger's Masterpiece Series digital organ.

          2009 - New bell tower is completed.

          2011 - Pastor Rickards celebrates his 25th Anniversary as Grace Lutheran's Pastor.

          2011 - Restrooms are added to the upstairs social hall.

          2011 - The Ecumenical Food Pantry's main room is renovated.

          2012 - A new well is drilled for the front lawn irrigation system.

          2012 - Front lawn irrigation, landscaping, and new walkway are completed.

          2012 - 2013 - Vicar Karen Bernhardt serves her seminarian internship at Grace.

           2014 - New entrance lights and doors to the narthex are installed.

             2014 - Rev. Karen Bernhardt is ordained and installed as Part-Time Associate Pastor.

           2015 - Vacation Bible School is re-introduced.

           2016 - Pastor Rickards celebrates his 30th Anniversary as Grace Lutheran's Pastor.

           2016 - Columbaria installed and dedicated.