Lundin was one of the early preachers when they met in homes.Another lay pastor was Constantine Branch who had immigrated to America in 1869.He would tell the children, "Oh, I would like to take you all in my arms and bring you all to Jesus and lay you all at His feet." Gwen Nielsen and Norman Erickson are great grandchildren of Branch.

The retirement to the countryside lends a worshipful air and visitors declare they enjoy it.

A large tent had been pitched on the church grounds.

They sang their Swedish songs and read their Swedish Bibles and sometimes a visiting preacher would come. The one son, Ernest, lived and was a Minnesota state senator.

The Lundins suffered the loss of five children from diphtheria within the time of a few weeks.

He would tell the children, "Oh, I would like to take you all in my arms and bring you all to Jesus and lay you all at His feet." Gwen Nielsen and Norman Erickson are great grandchildren of Branch. The committee decided on a building 36'x26'x14' with a pitched roof. The church was painted white and had green window shutters.

The Brooklyn Church members had their services in the Swedish language. In 1917 the wooden church was moved so the brick church could be built on the same place.

In 1915 women were allowed to vote at business meetings. The first mention of Ladies Aid was in 1891 when the wooden church building was short 0.61. Most of the men sat on the East side of the church and the women sat on the west side. Due to a national depression the matter was dropped. The dedication of the brick church was May 23, 1918. The bell had been donated by the young mens Bible class.

Until 1901, the church had visiting pastors or laymen filling the pulpit. Next attempt to build the brick church was April 18, 1917. It was noted that ,000 should be raised before the building was to start. Pastor Kalberg introduced the guest speakers: Fred Nelson, E. Each of the younger families had designated dates to clean and do maintenance work on the church. In 1955 the gas main passed near the church property and the oil furnace was converted to gas.

A hundred Swedish songbooks, Hemlands Klochen, (Homelands Bell) were ordered in 1909. The need to build a parsonage was first discussed at a business meeting, Sept 29, 1904.