EKLC has a rich history! You will enjoy reading
about the development of our congregation which was
founded in 1844. Below are 2 articles that will give you
insight into this long standing congregation.
Churches at the Koshkonong Prairie, Wisconsin
Prepared By Blaine Hedberg, 1995
Author: Oddvar Natvik (08/25/2005)
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J.W.C. Dietrichson at Koshkonong
By Rev. Clint Schnekloth
This article was written for The Lutheran Forum, Fall 2009
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The “Four Points"
At a meeting on October 10th, 1844, J.W.C. Dietrichson established
these “Four Points” as the basis for organizing forty families into a
congregation in what became known as East Koshkonong. Three days later,
thirty families at West Koshkonong formally accepted the “Four Points.”
By December 19, 1844, the West Koshkonong congregation had erected a log
church. East Church erected an identical log church by January 31, 1845.
1. Do you desire to become a member of the Norwegian Lutheran congregation
in this place?
2. Will you to that end subject yourself to the church order that the Ritual
of the Church of Norway prescribes?
3. Will you promise that you shall not call or accept any other minister and
pastor than such as can clearly establish according to the Norwegian
Lutheran Church Order that he is a regularly called and rightly consecrated
pastor? And will you show the pastor thus called by you and the congregation
to spiritual rulership the attention and obedience that a member of a
congregation owes his pastor in all things that he requires and does
according to the Ritual of the Church of Norway?
4. Will you, by signing your name or by permitting it to be signed, here
make acknowledgment that you have joined the congregation on the above-named