In December 1619, there was the first known Lutheran service on the continent (of North America).  A Danish expedition, attempting to find a northwest passage to Asia, wintered at Churchill, Manitoba.  They were accompainied by a Lutheran minister, Rasmus Jensen, who led the group in a service of Word and Sacrament: "The Holy Christmas Day was celebrated in customary fashion.  we had a sermon and Communion and our offerings to the minister after the sermon were in accordance with our means."  Two months later the minister died of scurvy. 

(Wolf - Lutherans in America - p. 2 - as quoted in The Blessings of Weekly Communion, CPH, 2006 - p. 123, 124)

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