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Friday, March 2, 2012

1st Lutheran Church

First Lutheran Church – The first pastor was Rev Torjus Reishus who preched his  first sermon in Minot on July 4, 1886. The first services were held at the home of Peder Ramstad which was located in what is now Roosevelt Park. IN 1892 on land donated by Erik Ramstad, the first church was built. It was a brick structure, 28 feet x 50 feet. The second and larger church was dedicated on May 5, 1908. The congregation grew and the cornerstone for the present church was laid on July 8, 1951. The Pioneer Memorial Chapel was added in 1956. Shown below is the 1st Lutheran Church about 1910 and the second picture is of 2nd St NW (Broadway) in the flood of 1923. You see 1st Lutheran and the Congregational Church.

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