Members and friends of Scriptural Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, gathered to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the congregation on March 24, 2019. Pres. Moldstad was on hand to preach the sermon for the occasion.
Scriptural Evangelical Lutheran Church was formed in 1969 when members of a neighboring Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Congregation, Trinity (LCMS) of Egypt Mills, sought to be faithful to God’s Word as a result of doctrinal issues, began meeting at Vandeven Hall in Cape Girardeau.
On July 6, 1969, Rev. William Tabor was installed as the first resident pastor. The congregation was associated with the Lutheran Church of the Reformation (LCR) for several years and then became independent until joining the Evangelical Lutheran Synod in 1990.
On June 18, 1970, the congregation moved to its present location on County Road 635 moving into a newly constructed basement.
The sanctuary built above the basement was dedicated on June 18, 1978. Land adjoining the church was purchased for a cemetery and a large cross was erected in the cemetery in 1972.
Pastor Mark Rogers has been serving the congregation as its pastor from 2010–2014 and also 2015–present.