Vol.2..Norwegian Farmer’s Son..May 18th

May 18th………..“WHAT WAS THE NAME OF GREAT GRANDMA CLARICE’S CHILDHOOD CHURCH IN SOUTHERN MINNESOTA“?

POEM – “Steeple To The Blue” by N. Elliott Noorlun

Lime Creek Lutheran Church

This is my mother’s childhood church,

With steeple to the blue.

Beneath, its doors did open wide,

With colorful memory’s hue.

Built in 1874, the Lime Creek Lutheran Church, in this turn of the century photo, was observing a funeral. Notice the beautiful Norwegian stenciled painting on the steeple!!

Of mother’s grandfather, Who’d start the stove,

On frigid Sunday morn,

And then start congregation sings,

From lovely hymnals worn.

Lime Creek Lutheran’s pulpit and altar served many congregations over the years.

She shares of wonderful Christmas times,

As in horse sleigh they would huddle,

Beneath those heavy buffalo robes,

For warmth, they’d have to cuddle.

In 2003, Lime Creek Lutheran was moved from its original foundation to the grounds of Farming Of Yesteryear Threshing Festival just east of Kiester, Minnesota.

I’m happy that this church still stands,

For modern saints and sinners,

To come hear preaching from His Word,

That makes eternal winners!!! ><>

Not only the light of God’s Word, but the light from these elegant light fixtures illuminated Sunday worshippers in the childhood church of Elliott’s mother, Clarice.

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