Those celebrating Blue Mound Lutheran Church’s 150th anniversary pose for a picture after Sunday’s Fall Festival service. When the church closed in 1976, families joined churches in Hardwick, Kenneth and Luverne. Once a year everyone gathers for a service and catered meal in the rural church located on 150th Avenue in Vienna Township.

Celebrating 150 years

When church elders closed Blue Mound Lutheran Church in 1976, they vowed to meet once a year for renewed faith and fellowship.

On Sunday about 100 former parishioners, their family members and interested friends gathered for the annual fall festival. This year they celebrated the 150th anniversary of the church’s founding.

 


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