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First Lutheran Church

July 6, 2019
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners agreed to purchase the downtown property owned by First Lutheran Church, pictured here. The plan is to turn the building into office space. The church is moving this year into a new building. (Echo Press file photo)
Squeezed for space: Social Services, library need more room
July 6, 2019 - 7:18am
June 10, 2019
Letter to the Editor: A bright side to county's church purchase
June 10, 2019 - 7:12am
June 4, 2019
Sold: County buys First Lutheran, closing will happen in September
June 4, 2019 - 5:39pm
May 28, 2019
Douglas County was issued a conditional use permit to convert First Lutheran Church on Douglas Street into county offices. The sale of the church, which is moving to a new location, is still pending. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
Plan to convert church into county offices squeaks by
May 28, 2019 - 9:27pm
May 23, 2019
Charlie Meyer
Courthouse parking lot on hold
May 23, 2019 - 2:10pm
May 9, 2019
Staff and members of First Lutheran Church in Alexandria watch as construction workers set the bell on the ground after removing it from the tower last Tuesday. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
On its way to a new home: Restored bell to go in new building
May 9, 2019 - 11:19am
December 5, 2018
Actors portraying Joseph (Travis Renney), an angel (Lydia Renney), Mary (Sara Renney) and one of the wise men (Loretta Lundy) were part of the annual Living Nativity Saturday evening at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Hundreds turn out for annual Living Nativity
December 5, 2018 - 12:36pm
September 7, 2018
Church news
September 7, 2018 - 5:08pm
May 9, 2018
Pastor Laurie Natwick from the Northwestern Minnesota Synod ELCA spoke during Sunday's groundbreaking ceremony for the new First Lutheran Church, which will be built along County Road 46 near Woodland Elementary School. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
New beginning for First Lutheran
May 9, 2018 - 6:26am
May 6, 2018
Staff members of First Lutheran Church in Alexandria take their turn at shoveling first at the site where the new First Lutheran Church will be built. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press) play button
A new beginning for First Lutheran
May 6, 2018 - 6:15pm
December 3, 2017
After receiving a new home through the Habitat for Humanity Big Build Cambodia, Hach Saveth, the new homeowner, was full of emotion. Members representing Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County with Saveth were Nancy Doebbert (left) and Pam Mickelson. (Contributed)
Big Build, big memories: Habitat volunteers relish experience in Cambodia
December 3, 2017 - 12:23pm
November 27, 2017
Shepherds watch their flock during the annual Living Nativity at First Lutheran Church in 2016. (File photo)
Churches present Nativity scenes
November 27, 2017 - 11:24am
October 23, 2017
Alexandria unveils new logo
October 23, 2017 - 11:27pm
September 8, 2017
As Calvary Lutheran celebrates this year's Hostfest, preparations are already underway for the 2018 celebration. On Tuesday, a long-arm, computer-directed quilting machine at Dawn's Quilt Shop in Alexandria stitches a flower pattern into the quilt for the 2018 Hostfest raffle. (Karen Tolkkinen | Echo Press)
Faith Events: Mr. History, Host Fest on horizon
September 8, 2017 - 8:29am
May 22, 2017
Trenton Tuey, a sixth-grader at Discovery Middle School, helps manage and organize The Shelf, the school's food shelf. (Contributed)
Discovery Middle School partners with church to stock food shelf
May 22, 2017 - 7:59am