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St Johns Lutheran Church (LCMC)
St John's Luth
St Johns Lutheran Church

17852 350th Ave.

Starbuck, Minnesota 56244

Phone: (320) 239-2764


Pastor Fran Hill



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Pastor

Pastor Fran Hill
 
Church Interior

Altar of St Johns Lutheran Church.
Church Cemetery

Cemetery of St Johns Lutheran Church
Church Announcements

Radio Ministry - Tune into KMRS, AM radio station 1230, at 5:40 pm each Sunday night to hear the scripture and sermon from St. Johns

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Weekly Events

Information below is provided by this church

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

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Sunday, June 11th

  • 9:00 a.m. ReClaim Worship Service
  • 5:40 p.m. Broadcast Scripture and Sermon KMRS (1230AM)

Monday

  • No Events Posted

Tuesday

  • No Events Posted

Wednesday

  • 1:30 p.m. Women of the Word at the Church
  • 2:30 p.m. Bible Study: Individual Psalms of Praise - Ps 9, 18, 30-32, 40, 66 ,92, 116 and

Thursday

  • No Events Posted

Friday

  • No Events Posted

Saturday

  • No Events Posted

Sunday

  • 9:00 a.m. Holy Communion Worship Service
  • 5:40 p.m. Broadcast Scripture and Sermon KMRS (1230AM)



History

History of St John's Lutheran Church

The first settlers came to western Pope County the 1866, 1868 and the 1870's. The first service in Western Pope County was held August 9, 1869 at the Nils Wollan's home by Pastor Nils Brandt of Decorah, Iowa on a missionary journey.

Nora Lutheran Church was formed in 1870 with the assistance of Rev. Peder S. Reque. Because of the number of pioneers coming, the congregation divided with Nora staying at their location and St. Johns moved seven miles south. On January 12,1875 an organizational meeting was held at Hanna Olson's (first homestead south of the church) and by May 29,1875 St. John's war organized as St. Johannes Norsk Evangelisk Lutherske Minighet in Pope County. Twenty-eight members signed the constitution.

The Church building was built in 1876. It was 30 ft. wide 40ft. long and 16ft. high walls. It had single board walls and home made benches. The cost was $555.86. Our present church is the original building! The walls and ceiling were finished on the inside in 1881. The steeple with the beautiful bell, first entry, balcony and new pews were added in 1887. More building in 1896 added the chancel and the sacristy with the altar, pulpit and baptismal font. Artist H.Gaustad painted the altar picture of Jesus in Gethsemane. Because of the need for more room for meetings, the basement was dug under the church in 1923. The stained glass windows were installed and a gas lighting system was also installed. The bell tower was repaired in 1975 and also in 2009.

The Ladies Aid Society was formed in 1885 and the Young People's Society/Luther League in 1905. The ladies did much handiwork that was sold to support missionaries in Madagascar, South Africa, Alaska and an Indian Mission in Wisconsin. DoDay's continue to provide opportunities for quilting, packing health and school kits for Lutheran World Relief.

St. Johns Lutheran Church has gone through five mergers over its history. First, it was the Norwegian Lutheran Synod, then the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and in 1947 the name was shortened to the Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELC). In 1960 St. Johns became a part of the American Lutheran Church (ALC). In 1988 another merger changed the name to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. After the ELCA approved the Call to Common Mission (CCM) in 1999, St. Johns affiliated with WordAlone Network in 2000. The congregation voted to join Lutheran Churches of the Common Confession (LC3) in 2006. Research started in July 2006 to form a multiple congregational parish. Fron, Indherred, Immanuel and St. Johns organized into the CrossWind Lutheran Parish with an Interim Parish Council and Call Committee. Pastor Paul Johnson became the first pastor on Reformation Sunday 2007 and Pastor Sarah Taylor join the Parish in July 2008. In 2010, St Johns began affiliating with Lutheran Congregation in Mission of Chrst (LCMC) in an effort too better preserve its Lutheran heritage nad its long history of mission emphasis

Submitted by Lauren and Irene Sansness

January 30, 2010


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