Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Support the Mother Church in Cleveland

I want to inform you that Zion Lutheran Church (the first LC-MS church in Cleveland) is offering a 200 page history. It is excerpted from a paper read before the Cleveland Chapter of Concordia Historical Institute on May 28, 1970, by Rev. Clarence T. Schuknecht. It is being sold by Zion as a fund-raiser for needed repairs. Rev. Schuknecht served as Zion's pastor from 1929 to 1988. This book contains:

> a written history of Zion from April 14, 1843, through May 28, 1976;
> pictures of the early church and school, their officers, teachers and other groups;
> elementary school pictures; confirmation pictures and names dating back to 1921;
> pictures and names of those who served in WWII;
> the "Story of the First Christmas Tree";
> Zion's picture Directory dated 1988; and much more.

This book weaves a tapestry of Zion's history and Lutheranism in the Cleveland area from well before the Civil War, as German Lutherans immigrated to this country.

Please contact 1-216-861-2179 or mail $30.00 for color, $20.00 for black and white and $2.15 each for shipping and handling to Zion Lutheran Church- Attn: Carol Corpus 2062 E. 30th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115. Checks can be made out to Zion Lutheran Church.


At 7:14 AM, Blogger Marie N. said...

I'm so glad I read abou this post today! The history book sounds like a great item to have on my library shelf.

It will be interesting to read weather Zion's history is similar to what I know of Christ Lutheran's history.

Many years ago when Christ had their centenniel some church members went over all the old records kept in German. That was intersting too.

At 9:55 PM, Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

I was baptized at Zion by Pastor Schuknect. I will have to check out the book.

At 6:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am related to F.M.F. Leutner, who taught at Zion for 50 years until his resignation in 1915 due to throat cancer. I've got to get a copy of this book because I would like to read more about the history of this church, and perhaps learn more about Leutner in the process.
Rev. Mark Anderson
Trinity Lutheran Church/LCMS
Sealy, Texas


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