St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Osseo turns 150!
Members of St. Paul Lutheran Church celebrated 150 years in Osseo on Sunday.
St. Paul’s long history in Osseo
“The church was started over a hundred and fifty years ago,” said Daniel Burns, St. Paul’s pastor. “It started out in peoples homes.”
St. Paul Lutheran Church officially celebrated it’s 150th year in the Missouri Synod on December 31. They commemorated the anniversary on a beautiful Sunday morning in September. Members held a worship service outside and then shared remembrances in the church basement.
The building the congregation uses now dates back to 1959.
“When this was built my uncle, Byron Killmer, owned the property and, of course sold it to the church,” says Jocelyn Killmer, a member of St. Paul’s. “My confirmation class in the other church was, I believe, the last one.”
It’s the people that make St. Paul’s special
“It’s a very lovely congregation,” says Rev. Gregory Tyler, who has been at the church for a few decades. “It’s always been full of very strong personalities, which is not unusual for Lutherans, people really dedicated to Christ, love the gospel, and are willing to serve.”
Parishioners at St. Paul’s keep themselves in perspective too.
A former congregant from 1978 to 1982 spoke at the podium in the basement, “That he who began a good work in you will carry on till completion in the day of Christ Jesus.’ It’s not about me. As wonderful as you are its not about you. It is God that began this work and it is God that will carry it through.”