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150 Years Ago This Week…Tour Our Previous Church Location on Sunday

By February 20, 2020News

150 years ago this week, a small group of folks gathered to explore the idea of starting a Lutheran church in the small, yet, bustling town of Lincoln, NE. On February 23, 1870 this handful of Swedish immigrants began what is now First Lutheran Church of Lincoln, NE.

They began with a small structure at 13th and K. After a second building project on the same site, this growing congregation purchased the old First Plymouth Congregational Church and moved to 17th and A. This structure still stands.
This coming Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm you’re invited to join us at the 17th and A location to tour our former facility, learn about the congregation that worships in that location now, sing and pray as we begin the celebration of our 150th anniversary, and enjoy some Swedish desserts. (The Swedish desserts alone will be worth the trip).
Our theme for this 150th milestone is, “Celebrating God’s Faithfulness.” This is our theme because it is absolutely true. We’re engaged in a vibrant ministry today because of God’s faithfulness to us all along the way.
So, join us this Sunday afternoon and throughout this coming year as we “Celebrate God’s Faithfulness.”
Kathleen Simley

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