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First Lutheran Church (ELCA)

First Lutheran Church

25 State St E
Kensington, MN 56343
Phone: (320) 965-2549


Pastorial Services Provided by: Wanda Hohler SAM & Vern Hedlin, SAM


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Vern Hedlin, SAM

Wanda Hohler SAM
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First Lutheran Church Sanctuary.
Church Cemetery

Cemetery of First Lutheran Church
Church Announcements

Time to clean out those closets!! First Lutheran's Annual Rune Stone Days Garage Sale will be Fri/Sat, 6/14 & 6/15. Donations will be accepted June 1st through June 13th. We accept gently used clothing, household items, toys, and books. No electronics or appliances, please. Details on sale times, set up, clean up, and volunteer opportunities to follow.

Luther Crest Vacation Bible School: Will be July 8th - July 11th from 9 am - 3 pm at First Lutheran Church. For all youth that have completed K - 6th grade. Registration forms are on table in Narthex. Registration Forms are due June 23rd! If you have any questions contact Karly Brakken at (320) 288-5774

Time to clean out those closets!! First Lutheran's Annual Rune Stone Days Garage Sale will be Fri/Sat, 6/14 & 6/15. Donations will be accepted June 1st through June 13th. We accept gently used clothing, household items, toys, and books. No electronics or appliances, please. Details on sale times, set up, clean up, and volunteer opportunities to follow.

Luther Crest Vacation Bible School: Will be July 8th - July 11th from 9 am - 3 pm at First Lutheran Church.

For all youth that have completed K - 6th grade. Registration forms are on table in Narthex. Registration Forms are due June 23rd! If you have any questions contact Karly Brakken at (320) 288-5774.

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Weekly Events

Information below is provided by this organization

From Sunday, June 16th 2024 To Sunday, June 23rd

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Sunday, June 16th

  • Community Worship Service at 10:30 in the Community Center
  • Coffee at 10:00am.
  • Council Meeting at 10:00am

Monday

  • No Events Reported

Tuesday

  • No Events Reported

Wednesday

  • Wednesday Outside Worship at 6:00pm with potluck in Church Garden.

Thursday

  • Last Day to drop of items for Garage Sale We accept gently used clothing, household items, toys, and books. No electronics or appliances, please.
  • Bible Study with S.A.M. Vern Hedlin at 7:00pm at First

Friday

  • Church Garage Sale

Saturday

  • Church Garage Sale

Sunday

  • Community Worship Service at 10:30 in the Community Center
  • Coffee at 10:00am.
  • Council Meeting at 10:00am


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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Confirmation Class
     
 


Sunday School
     
 


Men's Meatball Supper
     



Christmas Decorating
     



Christmas Program
     




Country Fair
     



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