Area Churches

Grace free Lutheran

Grace Free Lutheran Church - established in 1987

Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran - established in 1882

Church of God

Church of God of the First Born - established in 1949

Cross Roads Rural Ministry

Visit Crossroads Rural Ministry on Facebook


youth group

Some of Crossroads Youth Group members left last Monday morning for Houston, TX for the ELCA's Youth Group Gathering. They were flying out of Minneapolis to Houston.

Odalen Lutheran Church


Odalen Lutheran Church was established in 1884. Many of the founding fathers immigrated from the Odalen Parish in Norway, so they agreed to call the new organization Odalen Norwegian Lutheran Church.

Odalen held it's last regular church services in June, 2000 with a special closing celebration. Memorial Day services are held in Odalen every May.

The "Church by the Lake" holds fond memories for many people.

Thursday, June 21, 2007 Odalen burned to the ground. The fire was called in about 7:30 PM. What a tragic loss. The Edinburg Fire Department put forth a valiant effort to save the Historical Landmark. We still have the memories.

odalen burning

This picture was taken in June of 2007 by Ken Seim. He brought an album of photos in for me to look at and this was one of the pictures he took.

WELCA program

Rather hard to see, but Trinity WELCA entertained ladies from the area nursing homes last week. It was a very fun afternoon for everyone involved.