Pella Lutheran Church


Pella Lutheran Church was first organized June 7, 1899, after Rev. Hanser of Horicon had conducted services here for some time.  Services were first held in an old Baptist church on Main Street in Waupun.  Later the church building on the corner of East Franklin and North Madison Streets (across from the Post Office) was used and eventually purchased.

The next important step for Pella was the serious planning for a new church building which began in 1949.  It is interesting to note that, already at that time, building costs were considered to be quite high.  However, plans were completed, contracts were signed and the new church structure was built at a total cost of $150,000, which included furnishings.  It was dedicated to the glory of God on September 17, 1950.

The plans for the Educational Building were finalized during the early months of 1963 and ground breaking ceremonies were held on May 19, 1963.  The following year the Educational Wing was completed and on June 7, 1964 was dedicated to the glory of God as a facility for religious instruction.

Pella has had three parsonages in its history.  The first was located on the west side of the old church on East Franklin Street.  It was a large home with eleven rooms.  It was sold in the spring of 1949.  The second parsonage was located on Carrington Street, just behind the new church.  It was purchased in the fall of 1948 and the first residents moved in during the spring of 1949.  The third, and current, parsonage was completed in September of 1970.  It is a colonial type structure with five bedrooms.

The pipe organ in our sanctuary is a trademark piece for our sanctuary.  It is a 29 rank organ from the Reuter Organ company of Lawrence, Kansas and was installed in 1974.  It has added and continues to add to the beauty of our worship and praise of God.

For over 100 years, our mighty and merciful God has granted Pella grace upon grace. The Lord has blessed this congregation from His bounty and we are truly humbled, because we know that His blessing is not because of anything we have done but only from His good and gracious will.  The congregation was built upon the solid foundation of Jesus Christ, the Chief Cornerstone, and we continue in that heritage today and into tomorrow!

Soli Deo Gloria - To God Alone Be The Glory!