The dedication of Immanuel Lutheran Church will be held this Sunday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. at the church.

Dr. Reed Lessing from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis will deliver a message during the dedication.

A new sanctuary was built, a refurbished organ was installed in the choir loft and upgrades were made to the fellowship hall.

Some features of the church include padded pews, video screens, art, new stained-glass windows, statuary and a custom floor mosaic around the baptismal font.

Pastor Mark Bangert said the transformation took five years of planning and construction.

Now that the project is complete, Bangert said he is thankful “that God has brought us through this process and blessed us at every turn.

“I think it’s evident when you look at the building to see that God’s hand was in this.”

Immanuel Lutheran has a long history in Washington, dating back to 1862 when nine charter members organized the Evangelical Lutheran Immanuel congregation and adopted a constitution.

The church’s most recent addition was made in 1997.

The church and school are celebrating 150 years.

The public is invited to the dedication ceremony. Refreshments will be provided after the event. Self-guided tours of the church will be welcome.