Tree of Life Lutheran Church in Terrace Heights, Yakima, Washington, Records, 1949-2012

Overview of the Collection

Tree of Life Lutheran Church in Terrace Heights (Yakima, Wash.)
Tree of Life Lutheran Church in Terrace Heights, Yakima, Washington, Records
1949-2012 (inclusive)
1 file
Collection Number
OPVELCA7a5_436 (collection)
Collection contains the records of Tree of Life Lutheran Church in Terrace Heights in Yakima, 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

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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Tree of Life Lutheran Church in Terrace Heights Lutheran Church began as a Sunday School in the fall of 1946 under the leadership of a Missouri Synod layman. Organization occurred on July 26, 1949 with eight families as charter members. A Missouri Synod pastor served until 1953, when the congregation joined the ELC. The parsonage was built in the spring of 1953, and in April the congregation organized as an ELC congregation. Ground was broken for the church on June 12, 1955 and the cornerstone was laid August 28. The 25th Anniversary was cebrated September 13-14, 1980.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This folder contains congregational historical records, bulletins including one from the 25th anniversary celebration, statistical records, letters of call, correspondence, Status Sheets, a welcome pamphlet, Home Mission Agreement, Counselors program Report (1966), and Our Vision-potential for giving.

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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 Records of the Tree of Life Lutheran Church in Terrace Heights, Yakima, Washington, OPVELCA7a5_436, 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 20 File 9

Acquisition Information

Transferred to ELCA Region I Archives. .

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Lutherans--Washington (State)--History

Personal Names

  • Barden, Arden K., 1985-?
  • Bjerkestrand, Albert, 1978-1979
  • Borrud, Richard, 1978-1979
  • Braaten, James E., 1965-1970
  • Dicks, Michael, 1978-1979
  • Headland, D. R., 1961-1965
  • Heinricks, E. W.1946-1947
  • Johnson, Ernest R., 1980-1983
  • Kahle, H. A.
  • Kline, Ann Burgess, 1954-1955
  • Langbecker, R., 1950-1951
  • Lyso, Eldon, 1983-1985
  • Mueller W. F., 1947-1949
  • Nesse, Milton E., 1955-1959
  • Olson, Edmond E., 1953-1954
  • Rodning, R. A.
  • Russert, Luther, 1947
  • Thompson, Jesse W., 1959-1960
  • Weedmark, Donald, 1974-1977
  • Weiss, Joseph E., 1971-1973

Corporate Names

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--History
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod
  • Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod

Geographical Names

  • Yakima (Wash.)


  • Clergy