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First Lutheran Church (ELCA)

First Lutheran Church

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


Pastor Irv Arnquist


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Pastor

Pastor Irv Arnquist
Church Interior

First Lutheran Church Sanctuary.
Church Cemetery

Cemetery of First Lutheran Church
Church Announcements

Friday/Saturday, Sale hours are 8:00 am to ?? We need volunteers to man the sale. All items are priced as "free will". We will have a sign up sheet in the Narthex to sign up for a time slot. -

Thank you to everyone who is able to help. Without you it wouldn't be possible!

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Weekly Events

Information below is provided by this organization

From Sunday, June 19th To Sunday, June 26th

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Sunday, June 19th

  • Runestone Community Worship Service: Will be next Sunday, June 19th at the Community Center at 10:30am.

Monday

  • No Events Reported

Tuesday

  • No Events Reported

Wednesday

  • No Events Reported

Thursday

  • No Events Reported

Friday

  • No Events Reported

Saturday

  • No Events Reported

Sunday

  • 10:00am, Morning Worship Service


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



Annual Church Events


 
Hog Roast
 
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Confirmation Class
     
 


Sunday School
     
 


Men's Meatball Supper
     



Christmas Decorating
     



Christmas Program
     




Country Fair
     



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