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Living Word Lutheran Church dedicates new facility

After completing the first phase of its building process, which includes office space, classrooms and a bell tower (pictured), Living Word Lutheran Church in Alexandria will dedicate its new facility on Sunday, July 28 at 9 a.m. (Contributed photo)

Living Word Lutheran Church, 1722 16th Avenue East, Alexandria, will dedicate its new church facility at a 9 a.m. worship service Sunday, July 28. The dedication culminates a two-year process of planning, fundraising and construction.

Doyle Polson, building committee chair, will ring the bell, calling the congregation to worship, followed with a ribbon cutting by Paul Lommen, council president. Pastor A.J. Kluver will lead a processional, with Pastor John Beem carrying the congregation's Bible, the youth carrying a new banner and the Living Word Choir leading the congregation in hymns.

After the service, the congregation and friends can enjoy refreshments and a time of fellowship.

This first phase is a multi-use facility with classrooms, office space, kitchen facilities and a large fellowship/worship space. The second phase of construction will include a sanctuary, lower level classrooms and an outdoor amphitheater.

Living Word Lutheran Church, a 270 member congregation, held its first worship service November 1, 2009. The congregation is affiliated with Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ and the Augustana District of the LCMC.

For information, visit, call (320) 762-1997 or visit the church office. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning August 1.