Ascension Lutheran Church Records, 1954-1986  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Ascension Lutheran Church (Seattle Wash.)
Ascension Lutheran Church Records
1954-1986 (inclusive)
4 boxes , (2 linear feet)
Collection Number
OPVELCA7_11 (collection)
Collection contains the records of Ascension Lutheran 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

English, English
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

This congregation was organized as a mission by the Lutheran Free Church on October 31, 1954. Known first as Sand Point Heights Church, construction of the first unit began in April of 1963, and first services were held in the basement in October of that year. Rev. Lester Dahlen, who was pastor of Bethany in Seattle, was the acting pastor. When the congregation was officially recognized, Rev. Howard Sortland was the first full-time pastor. In 1979, on the 25th anniversary, the building was modernized.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains the records of Ascension Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington. Included are meeting minutes, correspondence, annual reports, Pastor's reports, marriage licenses, and newsletters.

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

[identification of item] From the(Name of Church) Church Records, OPVELCA7_, Archives and Special Collections, ELCA Region I Archives, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Container(s) Description Dates
1.1 Historical Records, Statistical Record, Parochial Reports 1954-1955
1.2 Parish Record 1954-1986
1.3 Minutes of the Board of Directors, Correspondence 1961-1965
1.4 Luther League Report, Minutes, Correspondence, Legal Documents 1965-1967
1.5 Minutes, Treasurer’s Reports 1968-1969
1.6 Minutes, Treasurer’s Report, President’s Report 1974-1979
1.7 Minutes, Treasurer’s Reports 1980-1986
1.8 Minutes, Correspondence, Official Articles of Dissolution of Ascension Lutheran Church 1985-1986
1.9 Minutes, Reports 1955-1965
1.10 Deacons Minutes 1977-1982
2.1 Minutes, Statements of Accounts 1968-1971
2.2 Minutes, Letters to the Congregation 1974-1987
2.3 Marriage Licenses 1954-1986
2.4 Baptismal Forms 1964-1982
2.5 Pastoral Letters of Call and Letters of Resignation 1968-1987
2.6 Certificates of Transfer 1981-1987
2.7 Financial Statements, Correspondence, Negotiations 1960-1962
2.8 Financial Report, Official Documents, Offer of Purchase from Bethel Chinese Lutheran Church 1962-1987
2.9 Correspondence, Yearly Receipts, Treasurer’s Reports, Board of Directors Minutes 1966-1987
2.10 Minutes, Correspondence, Notice of Special Congregational Meeting, Financial Reports, Annual Report 1986
3.1 Constitutions and Bylaws, Financial Reports, Correspondence, Minutes, Acceptance of Offer from Bethel Chinese Lutheran Church 1987
3.2 Church Directories, Minutes, Annual Reports, 1953 Annual Report of Sand Point Heights Lutheran Church 1953-1969
3.3 Financial Statements, Annual Reports, Minutes 1979-1985
3.4 Membership Directories 1973-1986
3.5 Newsletters 1968-1974
3.6 Newsletters 1974-1976
3.7 Newsletters 1977-1983
3.8 Newsletters 1983-1986
4.1 Annual Reports 1970-1978
4.2 Annual Reports 1979-1986
4.3 Constitution for ALC Women, Ascension Women’s Guild Minutes 1955-1964
4.4 Ascension Women’s Guild Minutes, Vacation Church School plans, ACLW Yearbooks 1965-1981
4.5 Ascension Lutheran Church Women’s Ledger 1970-1985
4.6 Sunday School Scrapbook 1973
4.7 Clippings, Church Directories 1955-1986

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Congregational histories
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church History.
  • Lutherans-Washington (State)- Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • E. Edwin Danielsen,
  • Ellwood Carlson,
  • James C. Jaeger
  • Lundby, Darrel O.
  • Mark Haggen,
  • Olaf A. Anderson,
  • Sortland, Howard J.
  • Steen, David S.
  • W. M. Pedersen,
  • Corporate Names :
  • Ascension Lutheran Church (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
  • Bethany Lutheran Church, (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Lutheran Free Church
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Occupations :
  • Clergy
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Bethel Chinese Lutheran Church (creator)