A History of Faith and Fellowship
Two Churches Combine
Trinity's venture in faith began in 1966, as the former Immanuel and St. Paul's Lutheran churches united and formed Trinity. The united congregation was able to do move forward in faith and grow
June 5, 1966 marked the first combined worship service, served by Pastor David W. Pearson. The Church Council extended an official call to him on March 13, 1966.
The congregation soon decided to build a new church. In 1969 the Rev. Gerald H. Christensen was installed as the second pastor of Trinity. He led the congregation through the building process into its new church home. After groundbreaking in 1970, the last service was conducted in the old church and services were at the Seventh Day Adventist Church through the construction process. The first worship service at the new building was celebrated on June 20, 1971, followed by the official dedication on July 11, 1971. The goal of the new church building was to be the most modern looking building in Rice Lake.
At the time of the new building's opening, Trinity had 375 baptized members, 263 confirmed and 187 communing.
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