1912 - Called the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church originally

1912 – Called the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church originally

The people of Memorial Lutheran Church have been gathering by the river and proclaiming the love of Jesus Christ to the St. Croix Valley since 1882.   What started as a group of Swedish immigrants has grown into a diverse community of caring individuals.

1905 - First photograph of a confirmation class

1905 – First photograph of a confirmation class

While there have been many changes over the last century, one thing remains the same:  our committment to do God’s work for God’s people.

Traditions that have stayed with us:

Advent Vespers- A celebration to mark the beginning of the Advent Season that includes a Vesper service and meal complete with a sampling of Scandinavian holiday fare.

Strawberry Festival – First held in 1882 to celebrate midsummer’s day, a Scandanavian tradition. Today, it continues as a community gathering for all. The festival is held every year in June.