A Rich History of Grace
Find out more about Parkland Lutheran’s history in the Pacific Northwest, from its roots as a strictly Norwegian group to its unique make-up today. While the people have changed, the focus on Bible-based, Christ-centered teaching has not. Trace this history through these major eras or see below for a brief history:
1891-1910 | 1911-1940 | 1941-1970 | 1971-2000 | 2001-present
The Rev. Bjug Harstad moved to Parkland in July and began reaching out to Norwegian Lutherans in the area.
The congregation approved a constitution on December 14, marking the official start of the organization.
It was reported on January 11 that land had been purchased for a cemetery.
The Ladies Aid and Young Peoples Society (later called Willing Workers and then the Lutheran Youth Society) were organized.
The Rev. Tobias Larson was called as assistant pastor.
The Rev. Gransberg served as temporary pastor.
The congregation incorporated.
Children’s Home Association incorporated.
Children’s Home dedicated.
Parochial School taken over by the congregation.
Purchase of lots on Park Avenue for the church, and an additional nine lots on Park Avenue were given by Willing Workers.
The cornerstone of the church was laid on May 17.
The new church was dedicated on July 3.