150th Anniversary


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A church takes root

Immanuel Lutheran Church began December 19, 1871, when a group of nine Norwegian immigrants to Minnesota gathered together for communion with a traveling Norwegian pastor, Osten Hanson. These Norwegian Lutherans were the founding members of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

One hundred fifty years later, Immanuel remains a strong and vital congregation.

“God with Us,” the meaning of “Immanuel,” is the theme of our year-long celebration. Join us in marking this historic year!

Watch our joyous commemoration service, October 10, 2021

History Slideshows

Publications