Established in 2013, Friends of Chisago Lake Lutheran Church was organized to connect with anyone who may feel a past or current connection to the history or the ministry of the church. Members of the Friends organization will be included in announcements of special programs, events and volunteer opportunities.
Chisago Lake Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1854 and has a rich Swedish heritage. The current structure dates to 1882. Preserving this historic building is an ongoing process.
The Friends organization exists to generate interest in and financial support for building preservation and special projects. your help is needed in the following ways: financial support and volunteer opportunities.
To make a tax-deductible donation by check, please mail to:
Friends of Chisago lake Lutheran Church
c/o Chisago Lake Lutheran Church
P.O. Box 175
Center City, MN 55012
Stained Glass Window Historic Preservation Project
The ongoing Friends of CLLC fundraising project supports the stained glass windows at Chisago Lake Lutheran Church. The beautiful windows date to the mid 1890’s and it has been over 25 years since they have had any attention. Because the current storm windows are not vented, there has been some deterioration due to heat build-up. The total estimate to repair and vent the windows is $40,000. Currently, we are fundraising to complete work on one side of the church (9 windows) at $17,885. The rest will be done if more money becomes available. Approximately $10,000 has been raised so far. Gaytee Palmer Stain Glass, Inc. has been chosen to complete the repair and venting.
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If you would like to contact the Friends organization you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org