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Bruce and Connie Talo, from left, join Alice and Mark Ruotsala in preparations for the 105th annual Apostolic Lutheran Church convention at the Hurley K-12 school on Wednesday afternoon.
HURLEY— Registration began Wednesday night for the 105th annual Apostolic Lutheran Church convention, hosted this year at the Hurley K-12 school. Between 1,000 and 1,500 people are expected to attend. The convention lasts through Sunday.
Events began at the school on Wednesday evening with a presentation by Harry Ylippa of Sweden in the Hurley K-12 high school gymnasium.
Daily worship services will be offered at 10 a.m. and 2 and 6 p.m. in English in the gymnasium; and at 9:45 a.m ., and 1:45 and 5:45 p.m. in Finnish in the auditorium. Youth services will be at 5:30 p.m. at the school, followed by youth meetings in Ironwood Township at the Airport Recreation Park each evening.
Locally, between 30 and 40 volunteers have been hard at work preparing for the convention, which was last held here in 1997. On Saturday, 25-30 volunteers from Ironwood who have moved away to all parts of the country will be on hand to help with food.
The official annual meeting will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m ., with the foreign mission meeting to follow. Saturday at 2 p.m ., missionaries will present on their mission service.
All are welcome to attend.