CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A church described as the first Lutheran church in the Wyoming territory is celebrating its 125th anniversary.
In 1884, the Rev. Frederick Andreason organized 31 people into what has become St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cheyenne.
The anniversary of the founding of the church is Tuesday, but on Sunday, church members will celebrate with stories and an ice cream social.
The church has gone through several name changes. Its first white wooden building was named the Swedish Lutheran Church because services were given in Swedish.
In 1927, with 11 families as members, the church changed its name to First English Lutheran Church, and English became the language of the congregation. By 1944, membership was up to more than 200.