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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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First Lutheran Church Sanctuary.
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Cemetery of First Lutheran Church
Church Announcements

Church/Parish House yard clean-up: Will be Saturday, June 10th, at 9:00a.m.

Vacation Bible School: Luther Crest is coming to do Vacation Bible School again, this year. Vacation Bible School will be July 24th - 27th at First Lutheran Church. Registration forms are by the Guest Book. Registration is due July 2nd, 2017

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Weekly Events

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From Sunday, June 11th To Sunday, June 18th


Sunday, June 11th

  • Worship at First at 9:00am
  • Coffee at First/Nora at 10:00am.
  • Worship at Nora at 10:30am.


  • Nora Quilting at 1pm with Potluck.
  • First Council Mtg. at Parish House at 6pm.


  • Coffee Tuesday Bible Study at K-town Café at 9am.


  • Gettogther Wednesday at Kensington Memorial Park at 7pm. Supper at 6pm


  • Set-up for Garage Sale at 6pm.


  • Garage Sale at First Lutheran Church


  • Nora Bake Sale Garage Sale at First Lutheran Church


  • Community Worship Service at Community Center at 10:30am.
  • Newsletter Items due at 12pm!!!


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

Annual Church Events

Hog Roast

Confirmation Class

Sunday School

Men's Meatball Supper

Christmas Decorating

Christmas Program

Country Fair

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