Peace Lutheran Church


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Peace Lutheran Church



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This folder contains two 50th anniversary booklets, a 50th anniversary booklet, newspaper clippings, a congregational historical record, a congregational statistical record, various letters, a graph of baptized and confirmed membership and Sunday school enrollment from 1946-1964, and the church newsletter.

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The people who founded Peace Lutheran Church came to Tacoma from the Russia in the 1890s. Those who settled in the Tacoma area first attended services at Trinity Lutheran Church but then began meeting in private homes and organized their own Lutheran church, signing a charter on May 9, 1909 with 61 voting members. Services were held in German, and a parochial school existed which taught the German language to the children. Classes were held in the church basement and each child paid 50 cents a month if his parents were not active in the church. In the 1950s there were 249 members of the congregation with 176 Sunday School students. Use of the German language dwindled and eventually ceased. In 1945, the constitution was amended to give women the right to vote at business meetings.

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