Pictured are Pastor Jim Scaife of Wilmington Lutheran Church and Pastor Donald Berg who translated the church's early parish minutes.
Pictured are Pastor Jim Scaife of Wilmington Lutheran Church and Pastor Donald Berg who translated the church's early parish minutes.
The Valheim Sons of Norway Lodge met on March 10 for its monthly meeting. A large crowd enjoyed a presentation by Pastor Jim Scaife of Wilmington Lutheran Church in rural Spring Grove.

His topic was "Looking Back Through the Eyes of Faith at Wilmington Lutheran Church". Pastor Scaife shared the early history of the church from its beginnings in 1855 at the former site south of the church through its new church building in 1909.

He used the translated minutes of the early congregation from 1871-1927. Pastor Donald Berg of Decorah, Iowa, did the translation from Norwegian to English.