The history of St. Luke's congregation is closely intertwined with the history of Greendale. Like the village, we marked our 80th anniversary in 2018.
Shortly after the first residents began moving into the Depression-era government-planned community, the American Lutheran Church sent the Rev. L.M. Morhoff to organize a new Lutheran congregation here. He was able to interest about 100 people to attend the first worship service on August 7, 1938, which was held in the Mercantile Building on Broad St. because the Community building wasn't ready to use. (After much remodeling, the Mercantile Building is now the site of the Greendale Community Learning Center and library.) The following week, our Sunday School began in the same building.