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Alaska Congregation Files
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Alaska Congregation Files

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The Alaska Congregation Files contain limited information on Lutheran congregations in Alaska received either from regional Synod offices or directly from the congregation. Files may contain Congregational Historical Record forms, written histories of the church, service programs and bulletins, Congregational Statistical Record forms, and newspaper clippings. For a limited number of congregations, photographs and/or Parish Records are also included.

Shishmaref Lutheran Church

This folder includes correspondence, letters of call, pamphlet from the district, monthly reports from 1966 ,ALC parochial report for years 1961-1965, financial reports from 1961, statistical record and report from 1960, application for membership in the ELC, ELC parish report from 1957, annual report for the year 1961 and 1963, statistical records, and congregation directory.

Central Lutheran Church

File includes correspondence, lplans for building and land use, construction permit, reports and bulletins from installation of pastors, The Lutheran Messenger newsletter, pamphlet from the dedication of the new church building, letters of call to pastors, American Lutheran Church statistical records, 50th anniversary booklets, Central Lutheran Messenger publications (1946-1950, 1969).

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

Folder includes correspondence, report of installation, Articles of Incorporation, Congregational Organization document, State of Alaska Certificate of Incorporation, bulletin from church installation, Constitution and Bylaws of the church, letter of call to pastor Kastelle, and church statistical record.


The ground breaking, at 12:15 PM on August 6th 1961. Work began on August 8th, and was completed on November 8th.

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