LaS. Church History

Chronological list of events that make up a part of the history of LaSalle Lutheran Church:

1903 -  Sunday school organized.

1904 -   Ladies Aid organized.

. . . . - Prior to the church being formally organized, services were held in the old bank building or the school and were officiated by neighboring pastors.

1917 -  LaSalle Church was organized - March 21, 1917.

1918 - Church building finished - total price for building and lot $5350.00. Ladies Aid donated altar ring and pulpit $732.65.  Altar and baptismal font were built on site.

1920  -  Aug 8, 1920 - LaSalle Lutheran Church was dedicated. Mr. A. J. Benton of Minneapolis built the alter.

1920 -   Four point parish: Linden, Lake Hanska, Zion and LaSalle set up.

1952 -  Two-point parish formed: Lake Hanska and LaSalle. LaSalle provides parsonage in LaSalle.  Services are now held every Sunday.

1966  -   An addition was built to front of church.

1968 -   Celebrated 50th Anniversary; October 13, 1968.

1976 -   First Fourth of July Joint Worship Service held with 6 other area congregations.

1993 -   Commemorated 75th Anniversary; October 3, 1993.

2005 -   Four point parish reestablished: Linden, Lake Hanska, Zion and LaSalle – Prairie Land Lutheran Parish. Parsonage in LaSalle, Parish  office in Hanska.

 

Pastors having served:

 

1917 - 1920

 

Rev. C. G. Bjelland

1920 - 1923

 

Rev. Jacob Thornell

1923 - 1928

 

Rev. S. O. Simondson

1928 - 1952

 

Rev. V. F. Larson

1953 - 1957

 

Rev. Albert H. Holm

1957 - 1958

 

Rev. K. V. Peterson

1958 - 1962

 

Rev. W. C. Friesth

1962 - 1963

 

Rev. R. O. Aga

1963 - 1968

 

Rev. Robert S. Awes

1968 - 1977

 

Rev. Robert L. Barker

1977 - 1981

 

Rev. John Trom

1981 - 1990

 

Rev. Stephen Norby

1990 - 1993

 

Rev. Steven King

1993 - 1996

 

Rev. Paul Burrow

1997 - 2006

 

Rev. Robert Vedell

2007 - Present

 

Rev. Aaron & Rev, Mary Suomala Folkerds

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