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Plainer and poorer, a church abides

Published 05/25/2012, The Jamestown Sun

Rodnes Church, founded by Norwegian immigrants in 1885, has fought the good fight over its 127 years. Despite a membership that has slipped to 50 and an average Sunday attendance of 25 this year, the Lutheran congregation holds services each week with a full-time minister. While other rural churches have folded or consolidated with population in decline, Rodnes has persevered.

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