Ascension Lutheran Church Records, 1954-1986 PDF
- Ascension Lutheran Church (Seattle Wash.)
- Ascension Lutheran Church Records
- 1954-1986 (inclusive)19541986
- 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
- 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
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
[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.
|1.1||Historical Records, Statistical Record, Parochial Reports||1954-1955|
|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|
|2.1||Minutes, Statements of Accounts||1968-1971|
|2.2||Minutes, Letters to the Congregation||1974-1987|
|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|
|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 :
- Other Creators :
- Corporate Names :
- Bethel Chinese Lutheran Church (creator)