Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Spokane, Washington, Records, 1959-2012

Overview of the Collection

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Spokane, Wash.)
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Spokane, Washington, Records
1959-2012 (inclusive)
1 file
Collection Number
OPVELCA7a5_401 (collection)
Collection contains the records of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Spokane, 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

In June of 1958 Rev. Ronald E. Kragthorpe began his work as Mission Developer in the valley east of Spokane. By September the first worship service was held with 114 in attendance. On April 26, 1959 the congregation organized with 77 charter members. Rev. Kragthorpe was installed as the first called pastor on August 16, 1959, the same day ground was broken for the present building. The first worship service in the new building took place on February 7, 1960, and dedication was held on April 24. Current membership numbers some 400 baptized.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This folder contains two bulletins from 1959, a congregational historical record, two letters from the pastor, a booklet from the rededication 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 Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Spokane, Washington, Records, OPVELCA7a5_401, 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 16 File 8

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

  • Clark, Jaynan
  • Clement, C. James, 1963-1978
  • Gohr, Kenneth E., 1962-1963
  • Kragthorpe, Ronald E., 1959-1961
  • Olson, Norman D., 1982-?
  • Stutslberg, Thomas J., 1978-1982

Corporate Names

  • Lutheran Church--History
  • Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ

Geographical Names

  • Spokane (Wash.)


  • Clergy