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     Welcome to Emmanuel Lutheran Church - Aspelund, MN. We are a member of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. (AFLC)

     "At Emmanuel we desire that people come to know the Lord Jesus in a personal way by faith, that they grow in their relationship with Him, and that they show His love to others through the way they conduct their lives."

     Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.

     If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.

     When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
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  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
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  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, AFLC

of  Aspelund
42957 County 1 Boulevard
Kenyon, MN  55946
507-824-2307

Pastor Gideon Johnson

507-789-5851

pastorgideonjohnson@gmail.com

Emannuel Church  507-824-2307

Hauge Church 507-789-6343

Our Church History . . . 

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

1862 – 2016

“Jesus Christ, the same

yesterday and today and forever.”

Hebrews 13:8

Remember . .  Renew . .   Revive

History  . . . 

     The first Norwegian immigrants arrived in Wanamingo Township in 1854.  In 1859 a church group was organized by Rev. A. L. Boyum of the Hauge Synod.  The synod originated in Norway and was named after Hans Nielsen Hauge, a Norwegian minister who preached against the spiritually dead state church.  The first baby baptized was Gunhild Andria, Osten Hanson's daughter, on March 7, 1861.  The first wedding recorded was on September 22, 1861, between Hargus Osmundsen and Ingegorg Halvorsdatter (Odengaarden).  The first confirmant was Gertrude Andersdatter, daughter of Anders Larssen Walsvig, on November 29, 1861.  Osten Hanson became the first ordained pastor.

     July 9, 1862, was the first formal organization of the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Wanamingo.  On November 20, 1862, one acre of land was purchased for $20.00 from Henry Sands (as known as Knut Olsen Wing) for a church and cemetery.  The first burial occured on November 25, 1862, the wife and infant son of Johannes Johannessen Lee.  By 1863 the first church building was erected and a Sunday School established, as well as an inner mission fund to support Christian laymen.  The name was changed to "Emmanuel Menighed to Town of Wanamingo" in 1875.  In 1877 the first meeting of the Emmanuel Ladies Aid was held.  These usually were all day long and held in the members homes.  Men were also included!  A sister church was organized in 1878 at Roscoe, at first called South Prairie Chapel and later named Stordahl.

     Rev. Osten Hanson died in 1898 after a long life of serving the Wanamingo community.  A parsonage was purchased in Kenyon around 1898.  The worship service was changed to the English language during the ministry of Rev. M. A. Hall.  A large remodeling project was completed in 1961 to the east side of the church.  During the ministry of Rev. Ray Larson,  the congregation withdrew from the American Lutheran Church Synod.  The church voted to withdraw from the Minnesota Council of Churches.  In 1971, Emmanuel joined the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations.  In 2002, a two part project of a ramp and lift was begun and completed in 2003.  Recently, a new entryway and conference room has been added on the north side of the church.

 

Announcements 

Coming Events:

June Church Calendar

 

 New Worship Time:

coffee hour 10:00 a.m.

Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

Watch past Church Services here -(click this link)

Upcoming Events. . . . .   

June Schedule:

June Parish

HEY at Emmanuel

 

June 3-17th   Parish

Pastor Gideon vacation/Annual Conference

 

June 9th   Parish

Pre-HEY Shin-dig and Initiation

 

June 10th  Emmanuel 

Council meeting

 

June 10th  Parish

Knitting Club at Lucy Boyum Home

 

June 11th  Hauge

Council Meeting

 

June 11th  Parish

National WMF Day

 

June 11-17th Parish

AFLC Annual Conference

 

June 15th  Parish

Men’s Bible Breakfast at Emmanuel

 

June 16-21st  Parish

FLY Zone Camp

 

 June 18th  Parish

WMF Guest Night at Emmanuel

 

June 23rd  Parish

Worship Service at Old Stone Church

 

June 24th  Parish

Knitting Club at Lucy Boyum Home

 

June 30th  Parish

Youth leave for FLY Convention

 

Community Meal in Wanamingo

June 9th will be the final Community Meal until fall.

Wanamingo Community Center from 11:30 to 1:00

The menu includes brats, potato salad, baked beans and dessert. Come join your friends and neighbors for food and fellowship.

If you have any questions, please call

Michelle Loken 

 

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Remember in Prayer

IN THE SERVICE:

·         Mariah Lang

          Nate Broughten

·         Jesse Johnson

·         Bobby Johnson

·         Natalie Johnson

·         Nathan Johnson

·         Hart Holmberg

·         Michael Walker

  • Outreach in our parish & community
  • Pastor Gideon & family
  • Brent Raan, Emily, Amaleah, Sarala & Isaiah
  • Friends and family  in hospital, nursing homes, or rehab centers
  • The Greg Greseth family & friends
  • The continual healing of Micah Johnson.

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