3/4/18 - Have you been able to stop and view the contents of our new Archives Cabinet as yet. There is a lovely plaque presented to Zion from Catholic Charities on August 27, 1972. The inscription is as follows: Asking God’s blessings on the people of Zion Lutheran Church in Milaca whose ecumenical effort provided Key Row Community with the scene site on the banks of the Rum River. Watch each month for my update or stop at the cabinet and be surprised what you may find.
4/1/18 - Two of our dear
deceased members, namely Eileen McBroom and Martha Norrgard, spent many
hours to compile scrapbooks for our cabinet. Martha's scrapbook
dates from 1893 to 2003 and Eileen's book is titled 80 Years at Zion.
Take some time to remove them for an hour or so and enjoy the contents.
You will enjoy them immensely. There are many
songbooks containing the songs we sang in Sunday School,
Confirmation and Luther League. Three of my favorites from the Junior
Hymnal are Living for Jesus, Under the Stars and I Became A Christian.
The last one was sung at every
baptism. Arlene Rice
There is a plaque from the Minnesota Legislature presented to Zion Lutheran Church on its 110th birthday on October 31, 2003. Zion Lutheran Church was originally known as the Swedish Lutheran Church. The plaque has the Great Seal of Minnesota and the Seal of Recognition and signed by Sondra Erickson, State Representative. Arlene Rice
A large book can be found in the cabinet titled Building the Walls of Zion through 50 years of Grace. 1893 - 1943. The book contains a great amount of information, history and many pictures of interest.
Found on one of the top shelves is a stainless steel ornament given in memory of Pearl Lundholm. Pearl was the first wife of Vern Lundholm who rang the bell for the beginning of our church services for many years.
archives cabinet is full of
information of Zion's past. This year being our 125th
anniversary we will again be adding much to it for everyone to enjoy
The beginning records of Memorials into a permanent book is dated 1962 and the first entry is Eloise Thompson. She was the twin sister of Elinor Thompson Johnson, Zion's choir director for many years. Arlene Rice