Sunday, July 20, 2008

Grace Lutheran Church (ELCA), Swedeburg, NE

Grace is a simple wood frame church built in 1915 in rural Swedeburg. Some interesting statistics about the parish can be found here. When I visited, the church was undergoing a renovation which included new paint, carpet, and refinished pews.

Of note is the large painting of Jesus in Gethsemane which hangs
above the altar. It was painted in 1904 (11 years before the present church) by the Swedish-American painter Olaf Grafstrom. More information about this artist can be found here.
The pipe organ is an electric-action instrument built by Estey. The sanctuary furniture waits to be returned to its rightful place.

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