September 29th is the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. On that day back in 1887, about twenty families in Winchester, Texas founded a new Lutheran church in town.
Efforts to establish a congregation there had begun some eleven years earlier. Folks in town were briefly served by the Rev. Simon Suess, and then Revs. Stiemke and Buchschacher of the congregation that is now Holy Cross in Warda held services there occasionally, despite being told that nothing would ever come of the efforts.
But one hundred and thirty-two years later, St. Michael’s Lutheran Church is still an active and vibrant congregation (in fact, some of our friends, the Hankemeiers, are members there).