If you are traveling north of Detroit Lakes on Highway 21, as you wind among the lakes and fields, eventually you will come across Bakke Lutheran Church perched upon a small hill – which is appropriate since the word “Bakke” means “Hill” in Norwegian. I visited Bakke last summer to take some pictures of the … More Bakke Lutheran Church -Rural Detroit Lakes, MN
First Lutheran Church in Audubon was established in the 1870’s. It’s a beautiful building and its’ tall steeple can be seen from far off as you approach the tiny hamlet of Audubon (population 519). For many decades, First Lutheran and my church, Saint Peter’s, shared a pastor but they dissolved that partnership in the 70’s. … More First Lutheran Church – Audubon, MN
A lovely gem resting along highway 10 in Northwestern Minnesota is Eksjo Lutheran Church. Established in 1871, this church is proud of its’ Swedish heritage with beautiful Swedish accents decorating its kitchen, fellowship hall, and sanctuary. Last summer I took some pictures of the outside of the church and last night I finally saw the inside … More Eksjo Lutheran Church – Lake Park, MN
Saron Lutheran Church was organized in 1889 and closed its’ doors in 1960 due to lack of members. However, its’ cemetery grounds still remain on a beautiful, quiet hill surrounded by fields but its’ building was moved about twenty miles away to another location where it is used for worship during the summer and for weddings. … More Saron Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, rural Audubon, MN
On the way back from visiting someone in the Nursing Home in Barnesville, I happened upon the small community of Rollag, Minnesota. Grong Lutheran is right on the edge of town and has a lovely, quiet cemetery. This congregation is in the “Free Lutheran” denomination and appears to have worship every Sunday at 9:00 a.m..
A parishioner told me about this church outside Ulen so my younger son and I went to find it one evening last week. You can see Atlanta Lutheran from a long way off as its’ steeple rises high above the flat farmland that surrounds it. It is a gorgeous building and the grounds and building … More Atlanta Lutheran Church, Ulen, MN
I have an affection for country churches and I’ve been trying to figure out how to channel this into something that can be shared with any who might be interested as I am. Perhaps it will turn into a separate blog but for now I’m going to share some of my country church adventures here. … More Upsala Lutheran Church, Calloway, MN