History of St. Paul Lutheran
St. Paul Lutheran Church is the oldest Lutheran congregation in Livingston County. St. Paul is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and offers blended worship settings. Worship begins at 10:00 AM. Sunday Church School is offered during worship time. If you are looking for a new church home, please come and visit us!
Our Church: A History of Change and Growth:
1863--Norwegian Congregation 2 miles NW of Rowe
1866--Pontiac Norwegian Church organized at the home of John T. Jacobson
1871--Ladies Aid Society organized, now Women of the ELCA
1876--Main church in Rowe built
1880--Rooks Creek Norwegian Congregation organized
1890--St. Paul United Norwegian Congregation (Rowe) formed by merger of first two congregations. This church was built in 1875.
1953--Luther League organized
1962--Dedication of front addition to main church
1983--Dedication of parish hall
1987--Bell tower fire
2000 and beyond--"For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope." Jeremiah 29:11
2003--Plans for building a new church begun
2006--Moved to present location at 210 Deerfield Rd. Pontiac, IL