About us

Welcome to Saude & Jerico!

Please take some time to get to know us,
and contact us if you have any questions.

Why Our Churches?

We grow in faith through the Word of God as we gather together regularly on Sunday mornings. In the Divine Service, God comes to serve us with forgiveness and life, and we offer to Him our service of thanks and praise.
Christ-centered

Christ-centered

We are all sinners in need of salvation. Jesus Christ came to win our forgiveness and life through His death and resurrection.
Bible-based

Bible-based

We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God, and that it is also clear, sufficient, and powerful to work faith in our hearts.
Traditional worship

Traditional worship

We use the traditional Christian liturgy in our services, along with hymns spanning from the ancient Christian Church to today.
Contemporary sermons

Contemporary sermons

Our pastor applies the Word of God to our lives by preaching the Law (for repentance) and the Gospel (for forgiveness).

A little more...

The Saude congregation was established in 1857 and the Jerico congregation in 1867 by the Rev. U. V. Koren. Find out more about our teachings at the Good News page and about our roots and heritage at the History page.

Our churches are affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS), formerly known as the Norwegian Synod. We are also in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).

Find Jerico

2512 120th Street, New Hampton, IA 50659

Address

2512 120th Street, New Hampton, IA 50659

EMAIL/FAX

pastorfaugstad@gmail.com

Find Saude

2949 Stevens Trail, Lawler, IA 52154

Address

EMAIL

pastorfaugstad@gmail.com

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From the Pulpit

Jesus took responsibility for what got us into trouble in the first place. He was born under the holy Law, so that He could keep it for us. The Law did not expose His shortcomings and beat Him down, because He was perfect. He perfectly loved God with His heart, soul, strength, and mind, and He loved His neighbor as Himself. Examples of this love are abundant in the Gospels. He did not ignore a neighbor in need...Read detail
When His suffering was complete, He said, “It is finished.” This was like telling the gates of heaven to “be opened” wide—opened to you and me and all who would believe in Him. That is how we have access to heaven—not by our works—but by faith. Heaven is opened to us because Jesus freed us from our chains, and the Holy Spirit has brought us to faith in Him, the only Savior of mankind...Read detail
Whether you own up to them or not, Jesus shed His blood for each and every one of your sins and my sins. The price has been paid. The payment is made. No bad deed went unpunished. Jesus bore the sins of all. He suffered death and hell for all. God and man have been reconciled. The sin that separated God and man was atoned for. Jesus made peace between us. That means you have nothing to lose by confessing your sins—nothing except your pride...Read detail

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