The Lord our God be with us as He was with our fathers; let Him not forsake us. Kings, 8, 57.
??? The Norseland Lutheran Church was organized in the year of our Lord, 1858, at the home of Johannes Johnson Odegaard, located 1 mile east thence ? mile so. in Lake Prairie twp. sec. 29. 31 pioneer families of Norwegian descent met at the Odegaard home to worship with first Pastor Rev. Laurentius Larsen, June 6, 1858. These sturdy immigrants originally came from Hallingdahl, Saetersdalen, Gulbrandsdalen, Voss Nordalen, Sogn, Bergen, Totten, Troms?e-Norway. 1866 the first church was constructed at the summit of this cemetery. Members numbered 72. Present church dedicated 1911 - Parsonage - 1907.