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Assembly of God Church

Watertown Gospel Tabernacle



05 05       Another direct step was taken last night in the plans for construction of a new church to serve the Assembly of God congregation when members of the church met for a special business meeting to consider recommendations made by the building committee.  The building committee is composed of Gerald Detjens, Don Moungey, Albert Mundt, Edwin Prahl Sr., Lowell Pritchard, Arthur Schmeling, Lorenz Wagner, and the Rev. Joel Pavia, chairman.  The committee’s recommendations were as follows: 1 — Authorization to sell the present building at North Eighth and Division Streets. 2 —Authorization to proceed with preliminary plans for a new church building on south Highway 26. 3 — To begin construction this September.



08 30       The Watertown Assembly of God congregation will conduct its first service in its new sanctuary this Sunday morning.  The Sunday morning services will begin at the old church, located at 705 Division Street, at 9:30 o’clock.  After a short service the entire congregation will journey over to the new building in the two church busses and automobiles.  The new edifice is located south on highway 26 with the entrance by way of Stimpson Street.  A brief ribbon cutting service will be conducted at the main entrance before the members march into the sanctuary together for the first service.


10 08       The dedication service for the Watertown Assembly of God Church will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to the Rev. Joel Pavia, pastor.  The district leaders of the Wisconsin Northern Michigan District Council of the Assemblies of God will be taking part in the service.  The special dedication speaker will be the Rev. John Wilkerson, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Kenosha.  A number of the former pastors will be taking part in the service including Rev. Lyle Curtis, the district superintendent, and Rev. Morris Ohlin, pastoring in Milwaukee.



07 13       Assembly of God Church at 12 Pawnee Street will celebrate its 50th anniversary July 14 and 15.  Pastor James Beaber said the public is invited to worship with the congregation during the celebration.  Rallies will be held at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday.  Sunday school will be conducted at 9 a.m.  Sunday followed by a 10 a.m. worship service.  There will be no evening service.  Former pastors and district officials will participate at each service.  A nursery will be provided for all services.  The church was started in 1929 with meetings at Turner Hall conducted by Rev. Tressler, Rev. Paul MacKinney and a musician from Luke Raders Tabernacle in Minneapolis, Minn.  The meetings were interdenominational in nature and Rev. MacKinney became the first pastor.  The church became known as the Watertown Gospel Tabernacle.   WDT




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