Bethany Lutheran Church (Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta)

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Bethany Lutheran Church (Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta)

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The Bethany Lutheran congregation is located in the Beaverhills area. It was originally served by Andreas Lilge, a Moravian, who in 1900 made arrangements for property for a church and cemetery. In 1902 the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod stationed a pastor at Bismark to serve Fort Saskatchewan and in 1903 used the Mansfield Public School for worship services. Pastor Emil Eberhardt also served this area. In 1905 the congregation dedicated their church building. The constitution was adopted in 1906 and the congregation legally incorporated in 1907 forming a parish with Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Bruderheim. Between 1919 and 1973 the congregation operated with its own resident pastor, returning to the joint parish with Bruderheim in 1987. In 1966 the constitution was translated from German to English. They dedicated a new church building in 1945 and a third building in 1990. In 1956 the congregation launched a daughter congregation, Christ Lutheran in Fort Saskatchewan. In 1988 the congregation joined the newly formed Lutheran Church-Canada synod.


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