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Ansgar Lutheran Celebrates 100 Years

Ansgar Danish Lutheran Church (9554 108A Avenue) will celebrate a significant anniversary on Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th. We are pleased and proud to be celebrating our little church’s 100th birthday!

The present Church was built 1940-42, at a very difficult time in history. Funds were hard to find during the war years, but the many skilled craftsmen in our congregation, supported by many skilful women, were able to build the church with a bank loan. The unique frame and stucco structure of the church was built according to Danish architectural design, with the noticeable step design over the entrance and at the side of the gable roof. The parsonage was built next door at the same time. 

Ansgar Lutheran is a testament to the continuing existence of a Danish community in Edmonton. Our church has been a place for Danish immigrants and their descendants for about 100 years and has maintained many Danish traditions, both religious and secular. Although originally established as a Danish immigrant church, many others who feel that our church has given them a safe place to gather and hope in a world full of struggles have joined us. Ansgar’s doors are open to anyone who wishes to join in our services.

On Saturday, September 16th, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., bring your family and come enjoy a Street Party outside the church with entertainment for kids and adults, food for all, and lots of music. We’ll also have an Open House in the church to show off our new pipe organ and introduce it with a couple of mini concerts. The day will finish off with a brief Vespers service at 7 p.m. in the evening. Come and have some fun and see what we’re doing to maintain and beautify our little Church!

Information submitted by Ansgar Danish Lutheran Church.

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