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Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Lake Stevens, Washington, Records, 1910-2012
- Ebenezer Lutheran Church (Lake Stevens, Wash.)
- Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Lake Stevens, Washington, Records
- 1910-2012 (inclusive)19102012
- 1 file
- Collection Number
- OPVELCA 7a5_323 (collection)
- Collection contains the records of Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Lake Stevens, 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
- 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 nineteen adults who signed the charter for Ebenezer were all Swedish-speaking people born in Finland (except two women born in Sweden). Most had settled in the Midwest before coming to Hartford, known as “Swede Town” for nearly forty years. The first pastor was the Rev. John Gullans. Zion Hall was the meeting place for many years, but the congregation desired to relocate on Lake Stevens. In 1949 they set a goal to become a single congregation parish. They established a building fund and sought assistance from the Board of American Missions. In July on 1953 construction began on the present site, and services were held in the partially completed building beginning on Christmas, 1953. Dedication was held October 24, 1954. Rev. Earl Anderson returned to serve Ebenezer in 1955. This was a period of growth which resulted in the construction of the education/administration wing.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This folder contains a congregational historical record, a bulletin from the dedication of the church, an informational flyer from the church, two booklets from the dedication, a copy of a newspaper article about the church, a brief history of the church, two bulletins from 2000 (90th anniversary), a copy of “Swede Town Stories of The People and Their Church”.
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
From the Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Lake Stevens, Washington, Records, OPVELCA7a5_323, Archives and Special Collections, ELCA Region I Archives, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
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
- Lutherans--Washington (State)--History
- Anderson, Ammi, 1911-1917
- Anderson, Earl, 1951
- Eriks, Paul, 1975-1981
- Furgurson, Jerald, 1964-1974
- Lundquist, Merton, 1944-1951
- Ahnquist, Carl, 1922-1927
- Benson, Caryl, 1939-1948
- Benson, Lewis R.
- Billdt, John, 1929-1938
- Edmonds, Richard, 1981-?
- Gullans, John, 1910-1911
- Jones, Sidney, 1952-1954
- Swanson, Martin Luther, 1918-1921
- Zion Hall (Lake Stevens, Wash.)
- Evangelical Lutheran Church--Northwest Washington Synod
- Lutheran Church--Northwestern States--History
- Lake Stevens (Wash.)
- Sweden--Emigration and immigration