Audio recording of the first service of Faith Lutheran Church in Columbus, Wisconsin.


The Congregation of Faith (then of the American Lutheran Church) had their first service on the morning of December 14, 1969 at the Masonic Temple in Columbus, Wisconsin. Pastor John Mason from First Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam led the service. Special guest, President of Southern Wisconsin District, spoke and participated during this first service of Faith. He also announced Pastor Berton Hushagen would be the first installed pastor at Faith.

The high temperature of the day was 29 degrees, dropping all day long to 13 degrees.

After Faith’s Service, folks rushed home to watch the Green Bay Packers, led by Don Horn at quarter back, beat the Chicago Bears at Wrigley Field by a score of 21-3. Both Ray Nitschke and Dick Butkus had an interception during the game.

Other events of the day…

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam. At the theaters people were rushing to watch Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on the big screen. If you liked video games you were probably playing Space Travel (an almost early Kerbal game, which led to the development of UNIX).