Trinity Lutheran Church, Kirkland, Washington, Records, 1944-2012

Overview of the Collection

Trinity Lutheran Church (Kirkland, Wash.)
Trinity Lutheran Church, Kirkland, Washington, Records
1944-2012 (inclusive)
1 file
Collection Number
OPVELCA 7a5_318 (collection)
Collection contains the records of Trinity Lutheran Church in Kirkland, Washington.
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
Telephone: 2535357586
Fax: 2535357315
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

The first worship service for this congregation was held on Palm Sunday of 1944. It was during this year that the congregation was officially organized. A funeral chapel with an apartment was purchased and remodeled to serve as a church and parsonage. This was Trinity’s home until 1959. In 1956 the congregation built a parsonage. March 15, 1959 marked groundbreaking services for the new church, with first services following on Thanksgiving Day of that year. In 1960 the congregation became affiliated with the ALC following the merger of the Lutheran Free Church with that synod. On May 18, 1969 a new addition was dedicated, and the next Sunday the congregation celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This folder contains a congregational historical record, a congregational statistical, letters of call, two bulletins of the 35th anniversary of the church.

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 Trinity Lutheran Church, Kirkland, Washington, Records, OPVELCA7a5_318, Archives and Special Collections, ELCA Region I Archives, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Location of Collection

Box 6 File 11

Acquisition Information

Transferred to ELCA Region I Archives. .

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Nesvig, Swanson, Nordquist, Emerson New Partners. Old Roots. Tacoma, (Wash.) ALC, LCA, and ELC 1986

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Church anniversaries
  • Lutherans--Washington (State)--History

Personal Names

  • Almquist, G., 1957-1958
  • Blake, Chester, 1958-1964
  • Bottin, Diana R.
  • Bremer, E. Melvin, 1964-1975
  • Crouch, Charles, 1944-1948
  • Raaum, Ernest, 1952-1957
  • Stakkestad, Wendell, 1975-?
  • Torgrimson, Justin, 1948-1952

Corporate Names

  • American Lutheran Church
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--Northwest Washington Synod
  • Lutheran Church--Northwestern States--History
  • Lutheran Free Church

Geographical Names

  • Kirkland (Wash.)


  • Clergy