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Church News and Records


- - 1900 - - CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Source: The Princeton Union (MN) August 2, 1900; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Rev. George A. Wickwire, pastor of the Congregational church at Aitkin, will preach in the Congregational church next Sunday morning as a candidate to fill this pulpit.


- - 1910 - - ST. JAMES CHURCH
Source: The Princeton Union (MN) March 31, 1910; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Miss Grayce Brennan, who for a number of years sang in the choir of St. Edward's Catholic church, Princeton, is now the leading soprano in St. James' church Atikin.


- - 1917 - - BELL BLESSING AT M'GREGOR CHURCH
Source: Aitkin Independent Age (Aitkin, MN) May 26, 1917, page 8; submitted by Robin Line
Ceremony and Singing Program in Church of Holy Family May 27
The new bell for the church of the Holy Family at McGregor is to be blessed with a special service and ceremony, augmented by a singing program tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.

Rev. Fr. A. Turbiaux of Aitkin, the pastor, will officiate, and everybody is invited to attend the service.


- - 1930 - - ZION EVANGELICAL CHURCH DEDICATION
Source: The Brainerd Daily Dispatch (MN) April 18, 1930; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
New House of Worship at McGrath Dedicated May 13.

McGrath, Minn., April 18.-The Zion Evangelical Lutheran church, Rev. O. O. Rem, pastor will on Sunday afternoon, May 13, dedicate their new house of worship.

The Rt. Rev. I. T. Aastad, president of the northern Minnesota district of the Norwegian Lutheran church, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. O. I. Bolstad, Brainerd; Rev. A. B. Bergh, Staples; Rev. J. K. Krogh, Little Falls; Rev. H. Hanson, Milaca; Rev. Roy Olson, St. Cloud; Rev. Oscar Rem, Pequot; and the local pastor, Rev. O. O. Rem.

Music for the dedication service will be furnished by the Holden Lutheran choir.

Rev. O. O. Rem, the present pastor, served this parish 25 years ago, at which time he organized the congregation and the ladies aid and started a subscription for money to build a new church. Soon after this time he moved to a new parish. The church was put up four years ago, but was not at that time finished. Last year Rev. O. O. Rem was called back to the parish he served a quarter of a century ago and was given the interesting and pleasurable experience of being the pastor in charge when the church he planned 25 years ago is dedicated.

Zion Lutheran congregation, which consists of 14 families, is very grateful to their active ladies aid society for good work done by this organization in helping to finance the building of the new church.

The church has a seating capacity of 150, is finished in hardwood, completely furnished and there is a debt of only $300 on the church.


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