SARTELL -- Abounding Joy Lutheran Church has recently purchased almost 9 acres of land to build the congregations first Church building.

Abounding Joy Lutheran Church currently conducts Sunday services in the the community room of the Boy Scouts of America building on Pinecone Road in Sartell.

Pastor Tom Wright says this will be the congregations first Church and they played a big part in moving this project forward.

The new Church will be located near Stearns County Road 120 and Amblewood Drive, and could take a year or two before building takes place.

As membership continues to grow, as well as a majority of memberships coming from Sartell, Pastor Wright says that the location picked for the new church fit perfectly based on their needs and the needs of the community.

The church is a member of the Lutheran Congregation in Mission for Christ.