St Johns Lutheran Church
Starbuck MN

56381





Who we are

St Johns Lutheran Church is serving the Starbuck community and engaging and encouraging others through a life-changing journey in Starbuck, Minnesota.

Our mission is to nurture a diverse and welcoming community, committed to following fearlessly wherever God is leading us and make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of Starbuck and the world!



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St Johns Lutheran Church
17852 350th Ave
Starbuck, MN 56381
United States
Phone: (320) 239-2764
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Rev. A J Kluver
Rev. A J Kluver
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17852 350th Ave
Starbuck, MN 56381
United States
Phone: (320) 239-2764
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9:30a.m. ReClaim Worship Service with Holy Communion
10:30a.m. Confirmation and Sunday School

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History of St Johns Lutheran Church, Starbuck MN

The first settlers came to western Pope County the 1866, 1868 and the 1870's. The first service in Western Pope County was held August 9, 1869 at the Nils Wollan's home by Pastor Nils Brandt of Decorah, Iowa on a missionary journey.

Nora Lutheran Church was formed in 1870 with the assistance of Rev. Peder S. Reque. Because of the number of pioneers coming, the congregation divided with Nora staying at their location and St. Johns moved seven miles south. On January 12,1875 an organizational meeting was held at Hanna Olson's (first homestead south of the church) and by May 29,1875 St. John's war organized as St. Johannes Norsk Evangelisk Lutherske Minighet in Pope County. Twenty-eight members signed the constitution.

The Church building was built in 1876. It was 30 ft. wide 40ft. long and 16ft. high walls. It had single board walls and home made benches. The cost was $555.86. Our present church is the original building! The walls and ceiling were finished on the inside in 1881. The steeple with the beautiful bell, first entry, balcony and new pews were added in 1887. More building in 1896 added the chancel and the sacristy with the altar, pulpit and baptismal font. Artist H.Gaustad painted the altar picture of Jesus in Gethsemane. Because of the need for more room for meetings, the basement was dug under the church in 1923. The stained glass windows were installed and a gas lighting system was also installed. The bell tower was repaired in 1975 and also in 2009.

The Ladies Aid Society was formed in 1885 and the Young People's Society/Luther League in 1905. The ladies did much handiwork that was sold to support missionaries in Madagascar, South Africa, Alaska and an Indian Mission in Wisconsin. DoDay's continue to provide opportunities for quilting, packing health and school kits for Lutheran World Relief.

St. Johns Lutheran Church has gone through five mergers over its history. First, it was the Norwegian Lutheran Synod, then the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and in 1947 the name was shortened to the Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELC). In 1960 St. Johns became a part of the American Lutheran Church (ALC). In 1988 another merger changed the name to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. After the ELCA approved the Call to Common Mission (CCM) in 1999, St. Johns affiliated with WordAlone Network in 2000. The congregation voted to join Lutheran Churches of the Common Confession (LC3) in 2006. Research started in July 2006 to form a multiple congregational parish. Fron, Indherred, Immanuel and St. Johns organized into the CrossWind Lutheran Parish with an Interim Parish Council and Call Committee. Pastor Paul Johnson became the first pastor on Reformation Sunday 2007 and Pastor Sarah Taylor join the Parish in July 2008. In 2010, St Johns began affiliating with Lutheran Congregation in Mission of Chrst (LCMC) in an effort too better preserve its Lutheran heritage nad its long history of mission emphasis

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