I have been out to Clifton in Bosque County many times already, including visits to Our Savior’s in Norse for their annual Smorgasbord and for some meetings, but this was my first visit to participate in Sunday worship.
I arrived early so I had time to walk the grounds and observe the peaceful setting for their cemetery. There’s a strong Norwegian heritage there in Norse (go figure) which can be seen in the monument to the original settlers from Norway. The church was even visited by the King of Norway in 1982.
This congregation just celebrated their 150th anniversary at the beginning of June. Their roots run deep, as can be observed in the liturgy and structure of worship.
The church building and sanctuary are still true to their history also. But as can be seen by the abundance of young adults and children occupying the balcony, they continue to look toward the future.