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An Easter lily sits in front of the rubble that was once the Henrytown Lutheran Church. Sent by a Chatfield church to lend encouragement for a new life for the Henrytown church, the lily signifies the congregation’s resolve to rebuild. BARB KERNS/NEWS LEADER
An Easter lily sits in front of the rubble that was once the Henrytown Lutheran Church. Sent by a Chatfield church to lend encouragement for a new life for the Henrytown church, the lily signifies the congregation’s resolve to rebuild. BARB KERNS/NEWS LEADER
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:46 AM

Last week, the congregation of Henrytown Lutheran mourned the loss of their church building. Many visited the site on Thursday, watching as the country church was engulfed in flames. Others came later, when a pile of rubble continued to smolder, a grim view of what was left of a once beautiful church. Many did not visit until Sunday when they joined their fellow church members to pray for the strength and guidance to rebuild and carry on the strong legacy of the Henrytown congregation.

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  • Henrytown Lutheran congregation focuses on moving forward

    Last week, the congregation of Henrytown Lutheran mourned the loss of their church building. Many visited the site on Thursday, watching as the country church was engulfed in flames. Others came later, when a pile of rubble continued to smolder, a grim view of what was left of a once beautiful church. Many did not visit until Sunday when they joined their fellow church members to pray for the strength and guidance to rebuild and carry on the strong legacy of the Henrytown congregation.

     
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  • Henrytown Lutheran Church destroyed by fire

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