About Norway Grove


Energized by the Holy Spirit. Empowered by God to learn and serve.


In an ever-changing world, God inspires us to embrace new ways to walk in faith.


* We welcome people of all faiths and backgrounds to be part of our worship community. Come as you are, experience not necessary!

* We celebrate and praise God through dynamic and energizing music as an integral part of our worship experience.

* Just as we accept God’s gifts of our time, our talents and our possessions, we share them in service according to the Word.

* We teach God’s love and forgiveness by Scriptures, the Sacraments, and fellowship with others through our many education programs and groups.

* Following the example of Jesus, we seek to address current social needs both locally and globally.

* As we work to share God’s love here and beyond the walls of our church, we will continue to develop technology to enhance our worship services, administrative efficiency, and communication through social media about events, activities and happenings.


The first Norwegians came to the Townships of Windsor and Vienna in 1844. During the next three years, many settlers came here from Sogn, Norway, to the community lying in the northwestern part of the Town of Windsor and the adjoining portion of the Town of Vienna. This region became known as Norway Grove, with its hills, woods and creeks reminding the immigrants of their homeland.

Shortly after New Year’s of 1847, these Norwegian settlers, together with those of Spring Prairie and Bonnet Prairie, invited J.W.C. Dietrichson, pastor at Koshkonong, to come and conduct services and to baptize their children.

In October of 1849, it was decided that the settlers from these three areas would organize a Norwegian Lutheran Congregation.