Historic Jeffersontown church closing after more than a century

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by Renee Murphy

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 16 at 7:01 PM

(WHAS11) -- Jeffersontown Presbyterian recently sold its sanctuary and they are closing their doors for good.  The congregation gathered for their final service together Wednesday.

It is a bittersweet moment because the closure means a new beginning for others and a big boost to the WHAS Crusade for Children.

“We don't know exactly where we are going but we know the Lord will lead us individually and collectively,” Ellen Marie Kratch, pastor of Jeffersontown Presbyterian said.

Jeffersontown Presbyterian has been a staple, a sacred ground in the community for 150 years. Left with few parishioners they decided it was time to sell and use the money to help others.

They have used the proceeds to donate $32,000 to the WHAS Crusade for Children. The rest of the money went to other charities.

“It helps the children. I'm a retired teacher so, um that's why I went into teaching because I love children. So, I was very pleased to be able to help the Crusade for Children," Mildred Lemaster, parishioner said.
 

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