Near Baltic in Minnehaha County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Willow Creek Lutheran Church
The first service to be led by an ordained minister was held in the home of Axel and Brita Scott in July 1874. An itinerant preacher, Hans Zahl Hvid, conducted the service. Pastor Hvid was a circuit rider whose ministry stretched from Nobles County, Minnesota, to the James River in Dakota Territory.
A year later on June 27, 1875, in the home of Peter Olson Wold, Pastor Hvid led a worship service that was then followed by a business meeting. The Scandinavian Evangelical
In 1919 after younger members asked to have services in English, it was voted to have one or two Norwegian services for each English service. By 1934 all congregation minutes were written in English.
Dedicated to the memory of the founders and to honor all members of Willow Creek Lutheran who have kept their steadfast faith for over 125 years with the Word of God as their guide.
Erected 2005 by the Minnehaha
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1874.
Location. 43° 47.43′ N, 96° 48.682′ W. Marker is near Baltic, South Dakota, in Minnehaha County. Marker is at the intersection of 470th Avenue (County Highway 137) and 248th Street (County Highway 110), on the right when traveling south on 470th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24795 470th Ave, Dell Rapids SD 57022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Olaf Roller Mill and Power Dam (approx. 4.1 miles away); Mill Wheel (approx. 5.1 miles away); Lyons High School (approx. 5˝ miles away); Railroad Caboose (approx. 5.8 miles away); Dell Rapids (approx. 5.8 miles away); Colton Public Schools (approx. 5.8 miles away); To Gina Smith Campbell (approx. 5.8 miles away); South Dakota Central (approx. 5.9 miles away).
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