The Life of Faith song on Youtube LINK
Seven Videos by Pr. Scott Grorud on the history of Faith Lutheran Church
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Before there was a Park Elementary, on the same site, there was the Merrill School. The building was 63 years old in 1975. On Thursday, March 21, a massive fire broke out. That fire was the largest in Hutchinson’s history in terms of loss at $2 million. The fire began in an area used for elementary physical education. From there, it spread throughout the building. The east wing, which received the most damage, housed a number of elementary classrooms. Spring break was due to start the following Tuesday but it began early. By the time break was over, the school board had worked with a number of churches in the Hutchinson area, including Faith, to hold classes in their buildings.
This is just one way that Faith Lutheran Church has been actively involved in supporting the Hutchinson community.
Shirley Holtz began playing the organ at Faith in 1958. She retired after more than 50 years of service under 15 pastors.
Sunday, February 16, 2020, the Gospel as told through Faith Lutheran Church’s stained glass windows.
Pull them up and listen here: Gospel via Stained Glass Windows
A quilt made for FLC 125 Anniversary now hanging in the main hallway outside of the Faith Center. Check it and the Danish flag out now.
St. Morten’s cemetery near Heatwole. In 1889 a small Danish Church was started and shared a pastor with Main St. Lutheran. The members who donated labor in building the church were given a free plot in the cemetery. In 1931 St. Morten’s merged with Main Street Lutheran and to this day FLC maintains the cemetery. You can find a map of the plots and more information in the gathering space outside of the office. If you would be available to mow or help maintain the grounds on occasion during the summer please contact the office.
From the past to the present.
Why do pews have a divider that is not in the middle?
When the church was completed in 1939 the pews that arrived were a bit too short.
This was resolved by adding the extension to each pew that you see today.
Go back to 1956 – do you recognize this past pastor or current member of FLC?
This would be Pastor N.B. Hanson and Muriel (Rasmussen) Dobratz.
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