The congregation at Horace Lutheran Church now has a new house of worship with the official move from their longtime facility at 210 Wall Ave. to their brand new church at 650 1st St. N., just north of Horace on Highway 17.
A special Grand Opening Celebration was held Sunday, Sept. 13, to mark the occasion, beginning with a special service of Thanksgiving held at the old church, followed by a vehicle procession to the new church where a Grand Opening Service complete with ribbon cutting was conducted, followed by a celebration dinner in the new fellowship hall.
The schedule at the church reverts back to regular times this week, with a Fall Kick-off Sunday on September 20. The schedule will resume with Traditional Worship at 8:30 a.m., Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m., and Contemporary Worship at 10:30 a.m. A special youth kick-off barbeque and games will also be part of the day at 5:30 p.m.
Pastor David Sorensen extends a personal invitation to attend and worship on Sunday. "Horace Lutheran is on the move. The new church doors are now open to the public with an expanded mission to connect people to Jesus Christ," he said. Sorensen has been a pastor for 16 years, with the last two of those spent at Horace Lutheran.
Horace Lutheran Church was initially founded in 1877. Ground was broken on the new facility August 3, 2008. The church is presently home to over 800 parishioners. Visitors and special guests are always welcome and encouraged to attend.
The over 17,000 square foot structure has a spacious narthex (gathering) area and staff offices leading into the large sanctuary with seating for 350 people. The facility also features two wing areas, one for a new fellowship hall and kitchen, the other for Sunday School and educational needs.
For more information about the church, visit their Web site at www.horacelutheran.com or call their offices at 701-282-0459.