50 years on, Willmar, Minn., parishioners to celebrate historic walk this weekend
WILLMAR — Fifty years ago this weekend, the congregation of Vinje Lutheran Church bade farewell to the building where members had worshipped since the early 1900s and walked together to their new home.
Vinje is recreating the occasion with a “Jubilee Jaunt” on Saturday and a special service Sunday morning.
“It’s a celebration. It’s a milestone for us in this building and a jumping-off into the future,” said the Rev. Chad Peterson, pastor of the 1,800-member congregation.
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