Fonds luth-2100 - Zion Lutheran Church fonds

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Zion Lutheran Church fonds

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PAA luth-2100

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  • 1934-1987 (Creation)
    Zion Lutheran Church (Surrey/Cloverdale, British Columbia)

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4 cm of textual records

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Missionary work for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in the Fraser Valley area began in 1930 under Rev. Haake. Zion Lutheran Church was organized in January 1934 just before Rev. Haake was replaced by Rev. Holtz who served the missions until 1940. The congregation was actually re-organized in 1938 but did not adopt its constitution until 1954. In the meantime activities continued including the purchase of lots for a building in 1944 and the completion of construction and dedication of the first church building in 1947 under the direction of Pastor A. Fenske. In 1952 a new pastor, Rev. Lester H. Gierach, came to the area and started a Christian Day School which had four classrooms by 1958. It was dedicated in 1959 and the following year it also became the place of worship when the congregation sold their old church building. Under the direction of Pastor L.E. Jones a new hall was built in 1969 and dedicated in 1970. The work of the congregation then took on a new focus, assisting with seniors' housing, and in 1972 the Zion Park Manor was opened. In 1980 Principal E. Nast called for an extension of the school and a new facility for both church and school was planned. In 1984 a new Worship and Fellowship Centre was dedicated. The congregation joined the newly formed Lutheran Church-Canada synod in 1988.

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The records were deposited with the Lutheran Historical Institute by the congregation and pastor and the Missions Department of the Alberta-British Columbia District of Lutheran Church-Canada.

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The fonds consists of the Constitution (1954,1971); correspondence re: call of candidate; Newsletters (1969-1987); Bulletins (1968-1982); Dedication (1979, 1983, 1986); Anniversary booklet church and school (1934-1974); Invitation to Centennial Dinner; brief history; notes for history of Cloverdale from E. Schultz collection; School: brochure, dedication booklet, anniversary (25th) and correspondence.

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  • Material is in English and German.

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Lutheran Church-Canada, Alberta British Columbia District fonds (3000)

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Further accruals are expected.

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Record No. 90<br><br>

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