By Nichole Dobo
WILMINGTON, Del. — Alice Winchester has attended the same church for more than 50 years.
She was there in the beginning, when the Rev. Richard K. Hutchison came around knocking on doors in the city’s northeast section to organize a new congregation.
They didn’t have a church so they worshipped in a building at a baseball stadium. Then in two houses near Gov. Printz Boulevard. They built a church at 1006 E. 28th St. and named it Presbyterian Church of Our Savior. It opened in 1961 on Pentecost.
On Sunday, the church had its final service, also on Pentecost.
“I am blessed to be living to see all of this. Nothing but God – I outlived my church,” said Winchester, a church elder who taught Sunday school and sang in the choir.
Two of the church’s founders, Winchester and Mary Guy, were at the northeast Wilmington church to praise God and say goodbye. Several former pastors, and descendents of the first members, were there, too.