On a cold day in February 1844, some like minded Swedish Lutherans banded together to form a new church. This group met in homes until they were able to construct a church building in Elk township where the current membership still meets. This congregation is Immanuel Lutheran. This building was hit by lightning in 1944 and was destroyed. A new church was constructed with central heat. A few years ago, central air conditioning was installed.
On Aug. 30, the congregation is planning a celebration of its 125 years. There will be a church service at 10:30 a.m. A catered lunch will be served and a program will follow in the afternoon. In keeping with Swedish tradition, coffee and bars will be served before you go home.
We are inviting all former members, friends and neighbors to attend this happy occasion. Because we need to let the caterer know how many to plan for, we are requesting reservations. These need to be in by Aug. 14. You may call Ardys Pemberton at 732-2616 or Dolores Mattson at 284-1264. We are looking forward to seeing you on this special day!