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About Us


24036 County 7 Blvd

Welch, MN 55089

(651) 388-3464


In Welch, Minnesota

On December 29, 1873, fifty-four persons (Swedes) moved by the Spirit of the Lord, established a congregation by dipping their pen in historic ink and signed their names to a document thus becoming charter members of the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church of Welch, Goodhue County, Minnesota.

On that same day the charter members adopted nine different motions regarding the incorporation of the congregation. These motions were read and accepted as read at the first church services held on the 15th day of February, 1874.

Cross of Christ Mission and Vision Statements

Faithful through Generations

Cross of Christ Mission Statement

We are called by the Spirit to be a lasting presence in our community, faithfully sharing the Word of God through worship, fellowship and service to our neighbors.

Cross of Christ Vision Statement

Through God’s grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit we will faithfully strive to:

  • Provide a warm and welcoming place of worship for all ages
  • Evermore commit to Christ-centered education, Spirit-filled worship and steadfast prayer
  • Reach out to our neighbors with a caring hand by providing service, loving support and fellowship
  • Actively support and increase our mission efforts near and far
  • Grow in faith and serve God by boldly sharing our spiritual gifts