Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Redeemer Lutheran Church of Kingston, will hold its final regular Sunday worship service this Sunday, June 26, with a 10 a.m. service of celebration of its 107-year history followed by a pot luck fellowship meal. Redeemer, a member of the three-point Triune Lutheran Parish has invited the members of the other two congregations, Grace Lutheran of rural South Haven and North Crow River of rural Cokato, to join them in this special worship service. Friends of the congregation from the surrounding area are also invited to join in this special service.
Redeemer Lutheran was founded in 1904 by Finnish immigrants in the Kingston community. There were affiliated with the Suomi Lutheran Synod until that synod merged with several other Lutheran groups to form the Lutheran Church in America (LCA) in 1960. They remained affiliated with the LCA until 1988 when another merger formed the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. They have been affiliated with the ELCA since that time.
Although this Sunday's service will mark the last regular scheduled Sunday service at Redeemer, Another service of closure will be held later this year at a date to be determined which will mark its official closure. Bishop Jon Anderson of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA plans to be present for this service. For the past eight years, Redeemer and the other two congregations of the Triune Parish have been served by Rev. Mike Nelson as their pastor.