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First Lutheran Church (ELCA)

First Lutheran Church

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


Pastor Janna Bader


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Pastor Janna Bader
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First Lutheran Church Sanctuary.
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Church Announcements

Sunday School & NFLY Movie & Game Night: Will be Saturday, November 11th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Parish House.

Parish Council Meeting: Will meet November 14th at 6:30pm at Parish House

Joint Calendar Planning Meeting: We need representatives from ELCW/WELCA, Luther League/Youth Group, Sunday School, Men's group. We will be meeting November 14th at 6pm at Parish House.

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Weekly Events

Information below is provided by this organization

From Sunday, Nov 11th To Sunday, Nov 18th

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Sunday, Nov 11th

  • Nora Worship at 9:00am.
  • Coffee at 10:00am
  • Sunday School at 10:00am at Nora and Parish House.
  • First Worship at 11:00am. Baptism of Cooper Graham Blehr.
  • Luther League Potato Bar at First after 11am worship

Monday -

  • Sewing or Crafting Day at Nora from 9am - 5pm.
  • Nora Quilting at 1pm with Potluck lunch.

Tuesday -

  • Naomi Bible Study at 7pm.

Wednesday -

  • NFLY/Confirmation at Nora from 4pm - 5:30pm.
  • Joint Calendar Planning Mtg. at 6pm at Parish House
  • Parish Council Mtg. at 6:30pm at Parish House
  • First & Nora Council Mtg. at 7pm at Parish House

Thursday -

  • No Events Reported

Friday -

  • Middle School Youth Gathering at Luther Crest

Saturday -

  • Middle School Youth Gathering at Luther Crest

Sunday -

  • Nora Worship at 9:00am with Thankoffering Service with Potluck brunch.
  • Coffee at 10:00am
  • Sunday School at 10:00am at Nora and Parish House.
  • Evan./Stew. Meeting at 10:00am at First.
  • First Worship at 11:00am.


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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