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
5/1/18 - Our quilting
numbers of beautiful stoles down in the lower level of our church and
we now have them displayed in the archives cabinet. We
have no way of knowing their age but stop and see the embroidery and
work displayed in them There is a small Memorial Plaque
on a shelf and on it Is the inscription: Memorial Plaque for the
furnishings of the Sacristy (the room behind the pulpit
vessels and vestments are kept). In memory of the departed members of
Zion Lutheran Church. There are 12 names listed, mostly
Rosenberg and Peterson families and dates from 1936 to1951. Be sure
to stop and see if your loved ones name is printed there.
There are two beautiful Eucharistic Chalices given in memory of Mrs. Alec Nelson, dated 1861-1941, on a shelf for all to see in the cabinet. Beside them is a large gold cross that was on our altar at one time and it is in memory of Harold Raymond Anderson, dated 1922-1943, when he was killed in action. It was given by the Henry Anderson family, Henry, Hilda, and their daughters Doris and Sylvia. The Andersons owned the Red and White grocery store in Milaca and there was always a little bag of candy tucked into one bag for the children of the household.
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.