It was just a little company
That met in homes for prayer
A little powerless band of folk
But our Great God was there.
It was just a little faith we had
but It was multiplied
To be a mighty moving force
Which every need supplied,
The first church home was soon outgrown
And so, we looked around
For a place of large proportions
But no such place was found.
So "Do it yourself" became our motto: then
And everyone from man to child
Set right in with a vim.
We were truly blessed with workers
When we began to build;
With carpenters, contractors, electrician
and such our pews; were filled;
The ladies, too got in the act
With hammers, nails and saw
And soon the finished. product
We looked upon with awe
"'Twas nothing fancy, Just a shell
With homemade pews and such;
But we made the rafters ring with praise
And felt the Spirit's touch,
We had no regular pastor with learning
and degree But brother Freeman filled
the place And did it all "for Free'"
We had a broader vision
Of neighbors lost in sin
And we truly did our utmost
To bring the wanders in.
Our sole aim and purpose
Was to see Christ magnified
And to reach and bring within the fold
The-lost for whom He died.
Our pastor Jaeger felt the call
To go to other fields
And Brian Johnson filled the place
For several fruitful years.
By the time that pastor Rodman came
The little church was filled
And so with one accord they said
"Let us arise and build".
An edifice of brick and stone
Was built with the help of all-
Especially Pastor Rodman
Who suffered quite a fall.
With this new edifice complete
We met as one to praise
The God who hitherto had helped
And lead us all our days.
The new parsonage was almost ready
When Pastor Nyberg came
So it soon, too, was occupied
And hallowed in His name
The years sped on and changes came.
Our children grew to youth
And 'most all went to Bible School
To learn more of God's TRUTH.
We think of friends: who came and shared
And helped to bear the load
And then moved on to other fields
And some to their reward.
There have been happy unions
Which children came to bless
Whose little feet were early placed
In paths of righteousness.
There have been those we should have
reached Who by some fault or lack
Have wandered on in paths of sin
And never may come back.
But through it all, we've had our share
Of failures and victories too
And though we've failed Him many times
Our God remaineth true,
And with this confidence we look ahead
Nor loose sight of our aim
To preach , with power, the Word of God
And Magnify His name