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Lutheran worship to mark 100 years

BOOK LAUNCH: David Burger will launch his book on 100 years of continuous Lutheran service in Port Pirie.
BOOK LAUNCH: David Burger will launch his book on 100 years of continuous Lutheran service in Port Pirie.

The centenary of Lutheran worship in Port Pirie will be marked later this month.

To mark the occasion, David Burger has compiled history of the church and Lutheranism in the area.

While the first Lutherans came out to Australia in 1838, the religion had its first beginnings in the area in 1905.

That was part of the Appila/Pine Creek parish and it wasn't until 1919 that continuous Lutheran service started in Port Pirie.

"Since 1966 there's only been one Lutheran church in Port Pirie," Mr Burger said.

Locally, the religion had its beginnings in the AWU Building in Florence Street leading up to its eventual move Senate Road later in the 20th century.

Mr Burger has been researching the history of the religion's local origins since the start of the year and his book will be launched at the weekend of celebrations at St Andrew's Church, Senate Road.

The launch will take place on July 28.

A celebration will also be held on the Saturday, July 27.

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