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With a structure built in 1903 in the tiny town of Churchville, Iowa, and relocated by horse-drawn wagon some 30 years later to a more populous area that is now the town of Martensdale, St. Paul Lutheran Church had a rich history.
More than 20 years ago, Jerry Richardson, a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pomaria, South Carolina, helped introduce his congregation council to the Mission Investment Fund.
“The renovation of our current facility will support our mission to present and future generations ... Our goal is bold and challenging, just like the gospel we proclaim!”
When the members of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church began building their church on Charleston’s main square in 1868, the city was still recovering from the devastation of the Civil War.
When Trinity Lutheran Church on Seattle’s Eastside chose to close its doors, the congregation donated its building, the last funds in the church’s coffers and three acres of prime real estate to nearby Holy Spirit Lutheran Church.
An earthquake, a fire, Hurricane Hugo and the ravages of time took their toll on historic St. Matthew’s Lutheran
Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
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