Saron Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, part of the Rocky Mountain Synod.
About Pastor Jeanne
After Pastor Jeanne Larsen retired from full-time ministry in Maryland, she and her husband Lynn moved to Berthoud. She has since enjoyed being a pulpit supply pastor in churches from Casper, Wyoming, to south
Denver. She also served for just under a year as a bridge interim pastor in Brush and Fort Morgan.
She loves the privilege of meeting and serving God’s people in so many different churches. She has been supplying and helping the people of Saron Lutheran since December 2021. She says, “I hope to be able to continue to help them grow in God’s love and service until they are able to call a permanent pastor.”
We are located at 1656 Main Street in Strasburg, Colorado. Use the handy map for directions, and come and worship Sundays at 8:30 a.m.! Whether you are looking for a church home, spending a night at the KOA Camp, or wanting a place to drop in and worship when the mood strikes, you are welcome at Saron!
P.S. Our services are early enough that you can worship and still get home in time to watch 11 a.m. NFL football!
Saron Lutheran Church was established in Adams County by Norwegian immigrants in 1911. They first met at Hill Top School and chartered as "Saron Sandinavisk Lutherisk Menighed." The name was changed to its present day form on December 8, 1920. "Saron" is Norwegian for "Sharon," a reference to the Sharon Plain which constitutes the northern half of the coastal plain of modern-day Israel, from Mount Carmel to Tel Aviv. It is mentioned in the Bible and seemed appropriate for a church established on the High Plains of Eastern Colorado.
After meeting for a time at the Strasburg Hotel, Saron built a church in 1941 at 1656 Main Street in Strasburg. Through the fundraising of the Women's group, two additions have been made over the years to accomodate the growing numbers of attendees and the need for fellowship.
Located on a great interstate, Saron Lutheran Church continues to serve God and the local community, nomads and homesteaders alike.