Scarville and Center Lutheran Churches
learn about our history
The Scarville-Center Parish has a rich history in the Winnebago County community. These congregations were established from Norwegian Lutheran church bodies organized in the mid 1800s. Since that time our understanding of the Word of God and our commitment to all of its teachings has not changed.
In the links below, you will find a complete history and many pictures of both Center and Scarville churches, as well as some background about the area in which they are located.
Grace is the foundation of Scarville and Center Lutheran Churches. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died on the cross and rose from the dead to save all people from their sins. Because of this great sacrifice, God promises eternity in heaven to all who believe His Word.
Our churches have been in the community for nearly 150 years. We have not remained in the same church buildings during this time, but our message has stayed the same. We believe that the entire Bible is the true and holy Word of God, and we trust in the work of the Triune God – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – to bring us to faith and to heaven.
2 Timothy 3:15