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Stone Church 150th Anniversary


2016 marks the 150th Anniversary of the remarkable three-year construction of our beloved Stone Church. It is one of the few pioneer church edifices left in this area, and is equally singular in its composition of stone.

Michael Sieve donates Prints to Stone Church
Local artist Michael Sieve has very generously donated a number of artist's proof prints of his latest painting to our congregation! Titled The Stone Church Buck, it depicts a large buck and several smaller deer in a snow-covered cornfield just northeast of the church on the Beckman farm. In the foreground are several shed antlers and in the background our Stone Church and cemetery beautifully rendered in the subdued light of a glorious winter sunset, accented by hues of red and yellow. Another masterful work by an extremely accomplished artist.
The prints are ours to sell, with all proceeds going towards suitable projects at the Stone Church. The prints will be on view and available for purchase beginning in early August.
_Stone Church Preservation Committee
_Stone Church Anniversary Committee

On Sunday June 5, Pastor Duane Everson generously presented an oil painting he had commissioned for our Congregation to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the Stone Church. Shelley Jerviss graciously accepted it on behalf of the Stone Church Preservation Committee and our Congregation.


The painting will be on display at the Stone Church during the summer months, and brought into Cross of Christ during the winter months.


The 12 X 24 inch oil on canvas was painted by Marsha Kolstad Morrill Kitchel of Northfield, Minnesota.


Pastor Everson was our Youth Director and Pastoral Assistant from 1962-1964 and our Pastor from 1969-1978.


Thank You so much!     


 Shelley and Jim, Cross of Christ Archives

Pastor Duane Everson Gives Painting

Stone Church Souvenirs Have Arrived

Anyone who has seen the Stone Church 150th Anniversary Commemorative Toothpick Holders will agree that they are as beautiful as they are elegant. Made of cobalt blue glass, molded in a Victorian style with hand-painted gold rim, they make for a very charming souvenir.


They will also look great next to your small cobalt blue Stone Church Plate from the 140th Anniversary of the Congregation in 1995. Now available for $10.00 from the Cross of Christ Archives. Contact Shelley Jerviss (507-459-2143 or 896-3385;

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