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Congregational History

Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church has a long and colorful history starting back in 1858. On Easter Sunday,

April 29, 1956, Mount Pleasant Evangelical Lutheran Church was consecrated. The church became a separate independent body with 415 charter members, the largest newly charted church (at the time) in the history of the United Lutheran Church in America.  

 

Learn more about our unusually shaped building and the history behind it using the timeline and links below.

Timeline

1836

Wallace Mygatt buys property on the corner of Hwy 31 & 20 - later referred to as "Mygatt's Corners"

1947

The Evangelical Church of the Atonement of Racine, led by Pastor Jerome Miller, preached the first Lutheran sermon at what was formerly Mygatt's Corners Lutheran Church

1951

Atonement Lutheran Church buys the Mygatt's property from the "People's Church of Mount Pleasant"

1956

Mount Pleasant Evangelical Lutheran Church becomes an independent congregation

1973

Land purchased from Lincoln Lutheran for current church site

1975

Current church site was dedicated

1988

1990

1996-1997

2005

2006

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) was formed

Church purchased corner property on 16th street and Hwy 31 for church remodeling

Construction of new narthex and education wing 

Remodeling of musical performance area in sanctuary

Construction & installation of new organ 

50th anniversary celebration

Our Building

St. Saucer, Spaceship Church, Pancake Parish - we've heard it all! Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church is known widely for its unusually shaped building. 

Built in 1975 by architects Helmut Ajango & Gene La Muro, MPLC was constructed to represent the crown of thorns Jesus was made to wear at his crucifixion.

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The Labyrinth at Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church

The Labyrinth

The labyrinth, located among the MPLC gardens, is surrounded by beautiful blooms and plantings that grow year round. All are welcome to walk the path and take a spiritual journey.

At its most basic level a labyrinth is a metaphor for the journey to the center of your deepest self and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are. 

Start your journey today!

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