First Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Nepomuk
First Lutheran Church

25 State St E
Kensington, MN 56343
Phone: (320) 965-2540


Pastor Kathryn Rothman


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Interim Pastor Kathryn Rothman
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Joint Christmas Eve Service at First Lutheran Church in Kensington On December 24th at 4:00 p.m.

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Weekly Events

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From Sunday, December 14th To Sunday, December 21st

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Sunday, December 14th

  • 9:00 a.m. service at Nora
  • 10:00 coffee hour
  • 11:00 a.m. service at First Lutheran
  • 5:00 p.m. Sunday School Program at First Lutheran

Monday

  • 1:00 p.m. Quilting at Nora

Tuesday

  • 3:30 p.m. Lectionary Bible Study at Parish House in Kensington

Wednesday

  • No Events Reported

Thursday

  • Naomi Bible Study Christmas party at First at 6:00 p.m.

Friday

  • No Events Reported

Saturday

  • 5:00 p.m. worship at Lincoln Luth Church

Sunday

  • 9:00 a.m. service at Nora
  • 10:00 coffee hour
  • 11:00 a.m. service at First Lutheran
  • 5:00 p.m. Sunday School Program at First Lutheran


History

History of First Lutheran Church

1899- John Wedum, Anderson & J.P.Hedberg began raising funds to build a church, as Kensington had no church at that time. Sunday School was held in the school building in town.

1900- the first church building was completed.

1901- The Organizational Congregational meeting was held to elect officers and the name "Swedish Evangelical Church" was chosen. two services a month were held and Confirmation Class begun Rev.Nordtstorm, Pastor.

1904- Rev. Rudolph Vallquist called as Pastor.

1907- The Parsonage for the four point Parish (Swan lake, Hoffman, Wennersberg and First in Kensington,) Burned and destroyed all records up till then.

1920- The church was wired for electricity.

1926 - The Name was changed to "First Lutheran Church of Kensington." Also English was used for all worship services instead of Swedish.

1939- First Lutheran Combined with Norunga Church of Farwell Mn. for a two point parish. A parsonage in Kensington was purchased.

1948- A Basement was dug and the church was moved onto the foundation where it now stands.

1964- The Existing parsonage was built and dedicated in November.

1976 - June 13th the 75th anniversary celebration.

1993- Pastor Barbara Chapman came to serve First Lutheran. Elevator installed to all three floors of church. First became a three point parish with Norunga and St.Paul's of Lowry.

1999 - First became a one point parish, with Pastor Barbara Chapman also providing Sunday services for Lincoln Lutheran of Hoffman Mn.

2001 - 100 years old, Centennial Celebration June 24, 2001



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Hog Roast 2010
 
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Confirmation Class of 2009
     
 


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Men's Meatball Supper 2009
     



Christmas Decorating 2009
     



Christmas Program 2009
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