Augustana District Featured Congregation
Hosanna Lutheran Church, Watertown SD.
Hosanna Lutheran Church’s first worship service was held on February 6, 2011, when forty-nine faithful people gathered together to worship at the Watertown Event Center, Heritage Theater.
In September 2011, we called our first pastor, Pastor Janine Rew-Werling.
On November 4, 2012, the members of Hosanna Lutheran Church voted unanimously to purchase approximately seven acres of land on 14th Avenue North for a future church facility.
Having received all the funds for the final payment of the land, a Building Committee was formed in October 2013.
In January 2014, at the Annual Meeting, the congregation voted to begin renting the former Trinity Episcopal Church building located at 500 14th Avenue NW. We worshiped in this facility from March 2, 2014 until July 26, 2015.
On May 31, 2015, we celebrated the groundbreaking of our new church building. On August 2, 2015, we began meeting at the Watertown Christian School Gym. We met at this location until our new church building was completed in the spring of 2016. Our first worship service, in our new church building, was on Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016.
Hosanna voted to call Pastor N. Craig Werling at a Congregational Meeting on July 10, 2016. He began his ministry at Hosanna as co-pastor with Pastor Janine on August 1, 2016.
Hosanna has continued to grow and currently has over 400 baptized members.
Hosanna Lutheran Church is a member of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) and a member of the Augustana District, LCMC.
Website: Hosanna Lutheran Church
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