|Central Lutheran with steeple and bell tower in downtown Minneapolis|
|Sanctuary and organ|
|Stained glass window |
with Norwegian flag
Back to Central Lutheran. It was in 1928 that Central's current neo-Gothic type cathedral-type building was dedicated to accommodate this burgeoning congregation. It was built with a seating capacity of 2,500. Though the early plans included a clarion bell town, the crash of the stock market precluded its construction. In 2003 a generous donor provided a designated gift to complete the bell tower addition, as initially planned.
Over the years Central Lutheran has become increasingly diverse as it works to be a model of vibrant urban Lutheran ministry. I have a special appreciation for Central's outreach, as among many other things it hosts Kinship's fall harvest party. The senior pastor, Rick Nelson, is also a long-time Kinship mentor for a young guy from Minneapolis.
Ring the bells for Central Lutheran, as it continues to stand tall in service to the people of Minneapolis.