This is the 1976 history of the Bethlehem and Kongsvinger Churches. Bethlehem was the Norwegian Lutheran in Alvarado, and Kongsvinger is a country church. Bethlehem, Zion, and Elim congregations merged into New Hope Lutheran Church. Kongsvinger is still operating today.

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Ardy Ferencik, Pastor Jerry Holz

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Jim Thompson, Paulette Thompson, Pam Erickson, Jerry Holz, Deanna Nordland, Chad Nordling, Shauna Nordling, John Nordling, Dale Olson, Dorothy Olson, Melany Monk, Donna Monk, Becky Beaudry, Anita Gross, Judy Bergman, June Kleven, Wendell Sands, Laura Sands

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Maurice Aure, Mabel Sands; Dale, Sandy, Michelle, & Christopher Bateman; Terry, Sharon, Becky, Joni, & Michael Beaudry; Leonard, Betty, Lori, Lisa, Leonard, & Lynn Becker; Gladys Berg; Allyn, Vicki, & Heather Bergman; Charles & Judy Bergman; Chris, Dawn, & Jason Bergman; Darrell, Betty, Steven, & Jason Boman; Gary, Jeanne, & Wendy Boman; Gary, Linda, Tammy, & Aaron Danielson; Victor & Hilma Edman; Edith Efterfield; Clarence Erickson; David, Cindy, Kristen, & Justin Erickson

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Esther Erickson; Jerome, Dolly, & Pam Erickson; Martha Erickson; Connie & Rahn Farder, Ardy & Andy Ferencik; Ray & Inga Fering; W. Haugen, T. Vensland, M. Aure, M. Sands, C. Christianson, J. Pederson; Larry, Anita, Julie, Gregg, Michelle, & David Gross; Viola Haugen; Gerald, Rita, Mona, & Shelly Heggestuen; Gerald, Joan, Dave, John, Mary, Elizabeth, & Daniel Holz; Robert, Cherry Ann, Mark, Kathy, & Ronnie Iverson; Carol Batko; Melvina Kleven; Rudolph, June, Doreen, & Alan Kleven

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Pearl Knutson; Gaylor, Shirley, Bruce, & Brian Kollin; Gladden, Eileen, Larry, & Linda Kollin; Edgar Kulle; Merrill, Donna, Dawn, Tracy, Terry, & Jamie Lisell; Doris & Lori Mackie; Jon, Mary Ann, Deidre, & Andrea Mackie; Ervin, Connie, Dana, Dawn, Stephen, Kari, & Kristi Moen; Herb, Donna, Sharleen, Melany, Arnold, & Marshal Monk; John, Deanna, Shauna, & Chad Nordling; Keith, Sharon, & Livia Nordling; Dale, Dorothy, Paulette, Deb, & Jennifer Olson; Edwin & Vivan Olson; Eline Olson; Eugene, Gerlinde, Brian, Steven, & Wendy Olson

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Hildeborg Olson; Martha Olson; Michael & Becky Olson; Virgil Olson; William & Pearl Olson; Helmer & Delores Pearson; Alan, Nancy, Kim, & Karen Poole; John & Ruth Sands; Milton, Verda, Laura, Tony, & Brent Sands: Bob, Sande, Clinton, Nekol, Matt, & Mark Sands; Stella Sands; Wendell, Michal, Stephanie, Karmen, Monica, & Jared Sands; Lee & Lorraine Selnes; Joanne & Eric Sjol; Lester, Darlene, & Lavon Sunram

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George, Shirley, Keith, Jimmy, Dale, & Sharon Topka; Louise Werpy; Art, Marion, & Bruce Yanish; Terry, Ronnell, & Tera Yanish

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Selma Aure; Shirley Aure; Sandra, Tammy, & Diane Bushaw; Allen, Joyce, Shane, & Michael Devine; Karen Duray; Bernard & Hilda Egge; Arthur Eggen; Bennie Eggen; Alf & Hulda Elden; Ole, Kim, Jonathan, & Melanie Elden; Chester Engen; Julia Erickson; J. Olson, A. Pederson, O. Johnson, H. Pederson, M. Hendrickson, J. Johnson, O. Momyr; Orma Gulbranson; Gladys Hanson


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Harvey & Vida Hanson; Amy Hedlund; Joyce Hedlund; Marvin, Lynnett, Melissa, & Mark Hedlund; Bloyd & Hazel Hendrickson; Mathlida Hendrickson; Menford, Ida, & Angeline Hendrickson; Lena Hillard; Arlin, Lorna, LeAnn, Lana, & Jacobson; Carl Johnson; Julius & Olga Johnson; Reuben, Marlys, Duane, Robert, & Byron Kleven; Agnes Larson; Almore, Ila, Julie, Arlyn, Alan, Joni, & Arden Lind; Ilene, Greg, Steve, Brian, Todd, Mike, Audrey, & Travis Lind

Wayne, Nealda, & Kathy Lindroth; Bennie & Carrie Lundin; Earl, Julia, & Krista Mallinger; Benneth, Bertha, James, Roger, & Rodney Mathsen; Don, Marilyn, Diedra, Donilyn, & Danika Mathsen; Arthur & Irene Nelson; Beverly Nelson; Carl & Hazel Nelson; Clifford & Edna Nelson


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Gina & Beverly Nelson; Irving, Medora, & Lyle Nelson; Olga Nelson; Richard, Margaret, & Karyn Nelson; Clara Nybladh; Clarence & Emily Olson


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Oliver & Clara Olson; Harold & Albin Pederson; LaRoy, Alda, Gary, Adele, & Loren Shane; Ben & Cheryl Smith; Donald, Aileen, Peter, Paul, & Bonnie Solem; James Solem; LouAnn & Stacy Solem; Carmel Tinnes; Gerald, Joan, Dave, John, Mary, Elizabeth, & Daniel Holz


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