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Evangelical Lutheran Synod Congregations and Pastors

A Historical Register 1918–2023

ByElsa FerkenstadELS Archives

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Journey through the annals of time with "Evangelical Lutheran Synod Congregations and Pastors," a meticulously crafted record documenting the legacy of Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) congregations, pastors, and educators from 1918 to 2023. Inspired by the wisdom of reflecting on our contributions and blessings, the narrative encapsulates the spirit of the volumes compiled by the Rev. O.M. Norlie over one hundred years ago. This non-fiction treasure unveils the stories of ELS congregations, offering concise histories that explore humble beginnings, pivotal moments, and collective growth. The narrative extends its embrace to include the pastors who have shepherded their flocks through the challenges and triumphs of the decades and goes beyond the church walls to include the dedicated educators who have played a crucial role in shaping the spiritual and academic foundations of the community through Lutheran elementary schools. Enhancing the historical account are images that breathe life into the past, providing a visual narrative of the faces and places integral to the ELS story. This historical register is a tribute to the enduring faith and commitment of Evangelical Lutheran Synod congregations and members. Whether you're a long-time member, a descendant of ELS pioneers, or a newcomer eager to understand this remarkable history, you can connect with the rich heritage of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Immerse yourself in this living history, creating a bridge between the past and the present for generations to come.


Publication Date
Jan 4, 2024
Religion & Spirituality
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Compiled by: Elsa Ferkenstad, Other primary creator: ELS Archives


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Interior Color
Black & White
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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