History


Copy of old church 1956 crop copy

History

Our story began as Norwegian Lutheran immigrants gathered in a one room school two miles north of Gilbert. In a few years they built their first sanctuary on a hill across the road from that school. In 1976 the congregation moved to its present site and built a new sanctuary. An education unit was built in 1985. Because of growth, a new sanctuary, fellowship hall and offices were built in 1994. We are currently working on projects to improve and modernize the church as part of the initial pre-phase of a new building project.

Future

As we look ahead to the future of Gilbert Lutheran Church, it’s important for us to keep in mind the community in which we worship, live, and work. During our 2015-2016 interim, a team put together the following report of the community:

Report of the Community Study Team