Ascension Lutheran Church (Seattle, Washington)

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Ascension Lutheran Church (Seattle, Washington)

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  • Sand Point Heights Church

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This congregation was organized as a mission by the Lutheran Free Church on October 31, 1954. Known first as Sand Point Heights Church, construction of the first unit began in April of 1963, and first services were held in the basement in October of that year. Rev. Lester Dahlen, who was pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church in Seattle, served as acting pastor. When the congregation was officially recognized, Rev. Howard Sortland was the first full-time pastor. In 1979, on the 25th anniversary, the building was modernized. The congregation was dissolved in 1986.


Seattle, Washington

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E. Edwin Danielsen
Ellwood Carlson
James C. Jaeger
Lundby, Darrel O.
Mark Haggen
Olaf A. Anderson
Sortland, Howard J.
Steen, David S.
W. M. Pedersen

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ELCA 7.2.13

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Lisa Hutson (2007), Anna Trammell (2020)




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