It was about this time last year that Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in rural Hutchinson would have been getting ready to celebrate its 125th anniversary. However, in July, the church council pulled the plug on the festivities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fortunately, things are looking better this year, so plans are moving forward for the church’s 125th celebration during its 126th year. Plans call for a catered dinner at 11:30 a.m. followed by a worship service at 2 p.m. The offering taken during the worship service will go to the Immanuel Lutheran School. All events are taking place Sunday, Sept. 19, at the church, 16494 Vale Ave., Hutchinson.