Atonement Lutheran Church

0018E 0017E

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Atonement Lutheran Church



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This folder includes a congregational historical record, various letters, map of the Beaverton area, a notice of a public hearing, a building budget and proposal, an informational booklet from the church, an annual report from 1966, an invitation to attend the church’s first service, a bulletin from the dedication, a bulletin from 1961, a bulletin from 1963, a 1965 report, a congregation statistical record, a letter of call, congregational directory, American Mission agreement, a tenth anniversary program,program and invitation for the installation of Laurie Larson Caesar, a newspaper clipping from 1997, a brochure of available programs, "Mission of the Atonement" informational packet on joint Lutheran-Catholic programs, an installation program for Dale Jamtgaard, an installation program for Matthew Tumulty, service sheet for 1987, and church constitution.

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The first step for a new church near the Progress/Beaverton/Portland area began in 1954, when leaders of the former Evangelical Lutheran Church laid plans for starting a congregation in the area. In April of 1960 the Washington County Planning Commission issued a certification for the construction of a church in Progress, Oregon, later known as 7400 Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton. The contract for construction to begin was signed in February of 1961. Rev. Herbert W. Siefkes was called as the first pastor of the church, beginning his ministry on May 1, 1961. He helped to facilitate the building project, purchase a parsonage, and organize a steering committee for the new congregation. The first service was held in the church on June 18, 1961 and the first Sunday School a week later. Rev. Siefkes was installed on November 5 of that year, that date also marking the dedication of the building. The congregation had 41 charter members.

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