The old building was erected by the Icelandic Evangelical Lutheran Church of Christ in 1956.It merged with the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Cross in 1989 and was renamedOakridge Lutheran. The entry sides of the doorwayhad symbols of the 2 merged congregations witha ch-rho and cross, was selected and built intothe renewed entrance by Pastor Adolf Manzand his brother, a stonemason, Edgar in 2006.Photograph by Adolf Manz.
For the dedication of the new Oakridge Lutheran Church building, held on January 12, 2020, two commemoration panels were made from the old church/s wooden front doors. These were prepared by Rev.Matthew Senf, the first interim pastor, who is also a skilled journeyman carpenter, in gratitude for the hard work and faithfulness which made this new beginning possible.
“Behold, I have placed before you an open door which no one can shut.” — Revelations 3: 8
⇒ Church Entrance