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Solem Lutheran Church in rural Kensington will host its Coming Home worship service on Sunday, May 18 starting at 9:30 a.m. The church was established in 1876 and now is preserved to serve the community and surrounding areas. (Contributed)

Coming Home service is Solem Lutheran’s first summer event

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Solem Lutheran Church, located two miles north of Kensington on County Road 1, will host three community events this summer.

The first is its Coming Home worship service on Sunday, May 18. The schedule for the day is as follows:

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9:30 a.m. Coffee and Scandinavian goodies.

10 a.m. Solem Cemetery annual meeting.

10:30 a.m. Solem Preservation Association annual meeting.

11 a.m. Worship service with Holy Communion led by Pastor Jim Radatz.

Noon: Potluck.

1 p.m. Power point pictures of early members, followed by a walk in the cemetery.

The next summer activity is an old-fashioned barbecue, dessert and ice cream social on Sunday, June 15 after the Runestone Days Parade in Kensington.

In September, the church will host its Harvest Festival. More details will be announced at a later date.

Solem Lutheran was organized as a church in 1876. It served in the southwestern corner of Douglas County for 132 years.

After its closing in 2008, the Solem Preservation Association was formed to preserve, improve and maintain the Solem building for the Kensington community and the surrounding areas.

For more information about the church, call Peggy Huntley at (320) 986-2478.

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