Lutheran Church is a community of believers open to all people,
committing ourselves to sharing the means of God's grace, while serving
those in need and loving one another.
United in Christ we live in Faith, serving our Church Family, our Community, & the World.
Our Rich Heritage...
Lutheran Church was established on October 28, 1870 as the Norwegian
Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Church. The congregation began to build a
church in 1878 and it was dedicated in 1888. In 1913 a parsonage was
built. Ground-breaking for our present building on the original site
took place in 1949. It was completed and dedicated on May 20, 1951.
Originally, all services were conducted in Norwegian. The first English service was held in 1916, changing completely to English in 1945. We are now a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the Southwestern Minnesota Synod, and the Watonwan River Conference. We are governed by a Church council, which consists of both men and women who are elected by the members of the congregation at the annually meeting held each January.