About us

Welcome to Saude, Jerico, & Redeemer!

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 Redeemer

611 W. Court Street, New Hampton, IA 50659

Address

611 W. Court St. New Hampton, IA 50659

EMAIL

pastorfaugstad@gmail.com

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

2949 Stevens Trail, Lawler, IA 52154

EMAIL

pastorfaugstad@gmail.com

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From the Pulpit

God’s gifts delivered according to His grace never run out. He does not run out of love and compassion and mercy toward us.... This is the attitude we should have in our relationships, whether in our marriages, families, communities, or congregation. We want to show patience with no expiration date. We want to show love with no limit. We want to forgive with no strings attached. You and I cannot produce these godly virtues on our own. But God can work them in us, and He promises to do exactly that...Read detail
We have “newness of life” now that we have been joined to Christ. By faith in Him we have gained all the benefits of His perfect life and atoning death. His perfect keeping of the law covers over our less-than-holy record. His cleansing blood washes away all our sins of choosing the world over the Word, from the sins of our youth to the present day. Jesus has freed us from the hopeless expectations and empty promises of the world. He has freed us to live—truly live—to live with purpose in this life and to die with the joy-filled expectation of the life to come...Read detail
We see Him by faith in these humble, visible elements of Word and Sacrament because He has promised to be here. He is here to shine His bright light of forgiveness into hearts and minds troubled by guilt and shame. He is here to uncover the anger and hatred we feel toward another and to relieve us of these burdens. He is here to lighten our spirits with His shining grace and to give us healing and hope in all our difficulties and trials...Read detail

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