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Oregon Congregation Files

  • ELCA 6.2.1
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The Oregon 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.

Peace Lutheran Church

(Folder #1) This folder contains a congregational historical record, correspondence, a pamphlet about Finnish setters in North America, various bulletins (including from the 107th anniversary, an English–Finnish worship, the installation of Reverend Jerry Buss, and the installation of Reverend Jane M. Bengtson), Approved Constitution for the Congregations of the LCA, newspaper clippings, Articles of Incorporation for Zion (1967), booklets for Zion’s 75th and 90th anniversary celebrations, a photo of children at Peace, and a pamphlet from the Festival of the Reformation.

(Folder#2) This folder contains correspondence, various bulletins (including from the installation of Reverend William A. Williams at Zion and from Peace Lutheran’s 110th anniversary), official calls, a proposed budget for Trinity (1972), a pastor’s report for Trinity (1974), a parish profile for Trinity (1974) and for Zion (1973), an agenda for meeting of council of consolidated Trinity-Zion congregation (1974), a proposed agreement of consolidation, a graph of baptized members by age at Trinity and Zion, Trinity and Zion consolidation study, Trinity and Zion consolidation committee meeting, graphs and charts of church finances, parish membership, attendance and education, Zion budget goals (1974), minutes and report from an annual meeting of Zion (1974), and council meeting minutes for Trinity and Zion.

Atonement Lutheran Church

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.

Saint Andrew Lutheran Church

This folder contains a congregational historical record, a bulletin from 1983, a 10th anniversary booklet, dedication service bulletin, a 1977-78 church directory, bulletins from the dedication and installation service in 1953, a church pamphlet, a bulletin from the ordination and installation of John Beavers, a 1977 long-range planning report, council meeting notes from 1977 and 1978, a church site study, 1976 annual meeting notes, congregational covenant for 1974-75, a 1974 program summary, “Priorities 1974" report, a bulletin for the service of installation for Michael J. McAllister in 1997, and one for Melanie Ehlerin 1993, a 1994 newspaper clipping regarding the organ, a 1993 overview of historical highlights, a program for Herbert and Dorothy Forn in 1987, the church constitution, a letter from the church council regarding the expansion, and a building financial statement from 1978.

Grace First Lutheran Church

This folder contains a copy of a newspaper article about the church, a congregational historical record, a bulletin from 1962, a booklet from the fundraising for a new building, a bulletin from the dedication of the new sanctuary, a booklet from the 50th anniversary, various letters, copies of pictures of the church, a letter of call to Richard Knutzen, a congregational statistical record, a bulletin from 1982, an invitation and program for the installation of Joel K. Liabraaten, service program from 1993, 75th anniversary commenorative pin, 75th anniversary booklet, and a bulletin for the 75th anniversary banquet.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

This folder contains a church business card, a bulletin from 1984, a booklet from the 10th anniversary, a booklet from the building dedication, a congregational historical record, a booklet from the 100th anniversary of the church, a bulletin from 1984, a first mortgage note, a bulletin from 1984, annual meeting programs from 1974 and 1975, a booklet from the 100th anniversary celebration, a church relations visit summary from Pacific Lutheran University, a bulletin from 1981, a Centennial Edition booklet, church constitution, and various letters about the constitution.

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