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  • Associate Pastor the Rev. Bruce Meissner, right, greets a churchgoer at Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Dundee. This weekend the congregation will celebrate Meissner's 50th anniversary as a pastor within the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

       Associate Pastor the Rev. Bruce Meissner, right, greets a churchgoer at Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Dundee. This weekend the congregation will celebrate Meissner's 50th anniversary as a pastor within the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer, 2006

 
 

Immanuel Lutheran Church of East Dundee is holding a celebration this weekend to honor the Rev. Bruce Meissner, who is celebrating 50 years as a pastor within the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Meissner now serves as the Immanuel's associate pastor of visitation.

The celebration, scheduled from Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 16-17, at the church, will include a Bible study and worship services led by the Rev. Donald Muchow, a retired chief of chaplains of the Navy, a member of the board of directors for the Missouri Synod and Meissner's classmate from their days together in the Concordia Theological Seminary.

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On Saturday, the Rev. Muchow will preach during the church's 6 p.m. worship. On Sunday, he will preach at the church's 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services, and lead the 9:30 a.m. Bible class. A luncheon follows the 10:45 a.m. service.

For more information, call the church at (847) 428-4477.

Helping the hungry: The Algonquin Lions recently presented a check for $2,500 to the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry, money the Lions Club raised from its Buffalo Wild Wings Bean Bag Tournament.

Through the years, charity bean bag tournaments have allowed the club to raise $6,500 for the food pantry.

But that's not all the club has done to support the food pantry.

The club, as well as the Illinois Lions Foundation have also offered free vision screenings at the food pantry for people age 50 and older who are at risk for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Finally, the club also furnished free hearing screenings last spring. Kudos to the Lions Club for continually giving back to the community.

Almost time for the holidays: The 19th annual Country Corners Holiday Bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at 35W859 Burr Oak Lane, West Dundeethe home of Marge Edwards, president of the Dundee Township Historical Society.

At the event, local artists will offer their wares, including jewelry, baskets, gourd art, aprons, ornaments, soaps, scarves and hats, recycled art, brooches and antiques. Honey from beekeepers in Marengo will also be available for purchase.

For more information about the wares and the sale, call Edwards at (847) 609-3585.

* Lenore Adkins covers Algonquin, Carpentersville, the Dundees, Community Unit District 300, Sleepy Hollow, Hampshire and Grafton Township. To reach her, call (847) 608-2725 or send an email to ladkins@dailyherald.com.

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