News from Emmanuel in Rochester

Some exciting things are happening with our sister congregation in Rochester, Minnesota. Here is a note from Pastor Dave Steffenson:

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, NALC, has recently purchased 4.9 acres of beautiful land, located on a bluff with excellent eye appeal. We purchased it for $75,000 from a member of our congregation (comparable land would have cost us $250,000). Yay God!

The location of our new church land is 1 mile east of US 52 on 75th Street; on the NW corner of 18th avenue and 75th street. It is exactly 3 miles straight north of our present location (Oasis Church). In the future, we intend to build a “hospitality house” to minister to people coming to Rochester for health treatment, as well as a childcare center.

Please take a look at the attached BROCHURE, to read more about our vision and to see how you might help to make this dream a reality.

We plan to have a land blessing service this summer. A beautiful driveway has been created into the property. Once the weather cooperates, we will begin clearing some of the land — lots of trees, for parking. We hope to have some outdoor bonfires on our property this summer. Prayers are welcomed as we open and steward this holy gift from God.

In Christ, Dave Steffenson

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