Elim Lutheran Church

Volunteers scrubbed potatoes in preparation for the annual Gammelgården Museum lutfisk dinner served at Elim Lutheran Church on Thursday, Nov. 21. More than 550 people paid $18 apiece to take part in this annual feast.

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West of Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia lies Gammelgården (Swedish for Old Farm). The 11-acre museum includes a log house, barn and church that tell the story of Swedish immigrants who settled in Scandia. East of the church is Ruth Anderson’s place. It’s not a museum, but it could be. Here Ruth lives in a house her grandparents built.

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The Washington County Board of Commissioners recently recognized the volunteer efforts of the congregation of Elim Lutheran Church, Scandia. District 1 Commissioner Fran Miron on June 18 presented a plaque to Elim’s Deb Krenz as the county’s way of saying thanks for the church’s longtime participation in the Adopt-A-Highway program. Elim was among 10 groups […]

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  In their first trip to the U.S., Oktetten Ehnstedts Eftr (Ehnstedt’s Octet) is making a stop in Scandia next weekend. The group takes its name from its original bandmaster, Magnus Herman Ehnstedt (1833-1905), and their music selections come directly from his hand-written arrangements. Magnus Ehnstedt’s “military octet” style of band music was prevalent at […]

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Standing-room only in Scandia church   More than 500 people attended the funeral of Scandia Firefighter John Larson at Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia on Thursday, March 7. Olinda Trail in front of the church was officially closed to accommodate the fire trucks and other vehicles from neighboring fire departments.   Trucks from the fire […]

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