Saturday, November 12, 2016

Doors close on historic Luverne church; hope remains for house of worship

From Minnesota-

Standing on a solid foundation at the corner of North Cedar and East Luverne streets in the city of Luverne is the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Built in 1891 of Sioux quartzite harvested from the Blue Mounds just north of town, this beautiful beacon has beckoned parishioners for 125 years. It’s the oldest standing church in Luverne, and the only church in Rock County to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Today, with just three members left in the congregation, the diocese is offering the church for sale. It wasn’t an easy decision, but one the parishioners made after many months and much thought.

“It’s been something that’s been weighing on our hearts and our minds for a long time,” said parishioner Roni Feit. The St. Paul-based diocese had encouraged Roni, her husband Lowell and a third parishioner, Bob DeYong, to consider the church’s closure.

“There were a lot of tears — a lot of praying,” Roni said.

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