Community of Grace/First Lutheran Church (originally First English Lutheran)

4000 Linden Avenue (along Hwy. 61)
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

(Church later changed name. Originally in town and moved to new location along Highway 61 on Linden Avenue.)
Builder: M.P. Möller Organ Co., Op. 9846, 1964.
Manuals: 3
Ranks: 12
Stops: 23
Action: Electro-pneumatic

Notes: First Lutheran flourished, and in a few years had nearly outgrown its building in center of White Bear Lake. After World War II, space problems became increasingly acute as church membership expanded rapidly. In March 1956, the congregation voted to relocate to a 14-1/2 acre site on Highway 61, as part of its commitment to reach and serve the many new families moving into southern White Bear Lake. Construction on the first unit of the new building was begun in 1958 and completed by the following May. The facility included a worship center, classrooms, kitchen, nursery, and offices. The traditional sanctuary was constructed in 1963, our 75th anniversary. By 1987 it had become clear that our facility would again need to expand to fit God's growing work, so the church began preparing for the third building phase. Construction was started in 1992 on an education unit, kitchen, choir rooms, offices, and the commons area. These spaces now facilitate many vital ministries for all our generations, including also our partner schools Lake Area Discovery Center, Magnuson Christian School, and the Master’s Institute seminary. These facilities were dedicated in September 1993. The original First Evangelical Lutheran Church building at Sixth and Stewart Streets is still in use. First Baptist Church (which was later renamed Eagle Brook) held services there after First Lutheran vacated the structure in 1958. Until recently, it was the home of the Lakeshore Players. In 2010, our church family became affiliated with Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC). The LCMC movement views the local church as the place where people in the community come to get connected with God and one another. We place a great emphasis on understanding what it means to follow Jesus, then doing it. Community of Grace finds LCMC aligns well with our mission, vision, and values.

Stephen Schnurr, Jeff Scofield,  and Organ Historical Society as of 2010.

GREAT ORGAN (enclosed w/Choir)
8 Diapason 61
8 Koppelflöte (Ch)
8 Spitzflöte (Ch)
4 Octave 12
   Fourniture III-IV 201

16 Bourdon 12
8 Hohlflöte 61
8 Salicional 68
8 Vox Celeste 56 (TC)
4 Principal (prepared)
4 Flute 12
2.2/3 Nazard 7
2 Flautino 5
   Mixture III (prepared)
8 Trumpet 68
8 Hautbois (prepared)
4 Clarion 12

8 Koppelflöte 68
8 Spitzflöte 68
8 Unda Maris (prepared)
4 Nachthorn 68
2.2/3 Nazard 7
2 Nachthorn 12
1.3/5 Tierce (prepared)

32 Resultant (derived)
16 Contrebasse 12 (Gt)
16 Bourdon (Sw)
8 Octave 12
8 Flute (Sw)
4 Choralbass (prepared)
4 Flute (prepared)
16 Bombard (prepared)