Bethel Chinese Lutheran Church, Seattle, Washington, Records, 1979-2012  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Bethel Chinese Lutheran Church (Seattle, Wash.)
Bethel Chinese Lutheran Church, Seattle, Washington, Records
1979-2012 (inclusive)
1 file
Collection Number
OPVELCA7a5_370 (collection)
Collection contains the records of Bethel Chinese Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington.
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
Telephone: 253-535-7586
Fax: 253-535-7315
Access Restrictions

Collection is available for research

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.Processing funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Rev. Isaiah S. J. Chow is the founder of Bethel Chinese Lutheran Church. He was in the clergy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong for 18 years and immigrated with his family in December of 1976. He noted that there was no Chinese Lutheran church in Seattle, so he organized this congregation on July 1, 1979. Services have been held at Bethel Lutheran Church of Shoreline since that time.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This folder contains a congregational historical record and correspondence from Milton Nesvig.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Archives and Special Collections Department at Pacific Lutheran University. Copyright resides with the creator of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the University Archivist. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder

Preferred Citation

From the Lutheran Church, Seattle, Washington, Records, OPVELCA7a5_370, Archives and Special Collections, ELCA Region I Archives, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Lutherans--Washington (State)--History
  • Personal Names :
  • Chow, Isaiah S. J.
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Lutheran Church
  • Bethel Lutheran Church of Shoreline (Shoreline, Wash.)
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--History
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--Northwest Washington Synod
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Shoreline (Wash.)
  • Occupations :
  • Clergy