|Bethany Lutheran Church - Wenona, Illinois|
|Pamphlet - Erwin Weber - 1975|
This kind of white frame structure, beautiful in its simplicity, is typical of what many Midwestern Lutherans first think of when one says "church". It could almost be mistaken for a hundred other churches scattered across the rural areas of the state. Until the 1890's, Illinois Lutheran churches were largely rural. Although the majority of its members live in urban areas today, many of the Illinois Synod's strongest congregations remain largely rural.
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