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Church celebrates 150th anniversary
Times photo: Brenda Steurer Jordan Lutheran Church, W9006 Smock Valley Road, near Browntown, celebrates its 150th anniversary this weekend. Special services, a picnic and visits from former pastors are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.
BROWNTOWN - On one of Green County's highest points, sits Jordan Lutheran Church, with its wood and rock walls, steeple and the distinction of being one of the oldest Lutheran churches in the state.This weekend the congregation will celebrate the church's 150th anniversary. It's a time to look back at the church's history, but it's also a chance to appreciate how much the church still means to the congregation.The congregation will celebrate Saturday and Sunday with special music, an historical program, a picnic and visits from several former pastors.It's a place of worship, but it could also be a tribute to the early settlers of Green County. Surrounded by trees, some of them planted about 100 years ago, it's located along Smock Valley Road in Jordan township.

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