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Arthur C Repp
Dale E Griffin
Daniel Tyler Gooden
'Organ Crawl' And Open House at Six St. Joseph Churches
Article on tour by American Guild of Orgnists provides brief descriptions of six St. Joseph churches.
A Group of Kansas City Churches
Photo collage of several Kansas City area churches.
A History of the Missouri Synod's Participation in the Military Chaplaincy, Part 1
First of a series of articles about the history of Lutheran Churches in the Missouri Synod and their participation in the military as chaplains, with this part covering the War of 1812 up to but not including...
A New Swedish Church
A small article featuring information about a new Swedish church at 23rd and Madison Streets. The article gives the name as the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Immanuel Church. The architects listed are Van...
A Surprising Promised Land
Seven religious denominations have headquarters in Missouri: Assemblies of God in Springfield; Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) in Independence;...
A. W. Wagnalls, Publisher, Dies
September 4, 1924
Obituary for A. W. Wagnalls, one of the founders of the publishing firm of Funk and Wagnalls, makers of the famed encyclopedia. Wagnalls, then using the surname "Wagenhals," organized the first English...
Community Care--Serving Friends in Need: The Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry and Karen Pletz
Photo and article about the ceremony at the Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry honoring Karen Pletz, "president & CEO of the University of Health Sciences." Description of the ministry's 30-year history and...
Emanuel Lutheran Church
Full frontal and side view of Emanuel Lutheran Church, located at 26th and Madison.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference
History of the church started in 1867, its incorporation year in Kansas City.
Forty Years Ago in The Star
Reprint of an obituary (from September 1924) for Reverend Adams Willis Wagnalls, or Adams Wagnalls, founder of the Funk & Wagnalls encyclopedia company and "the first pastor of the First Lutheran Church...
Great Churches of America VI: Trinity Lutheran, Freistatt, Missouri
Article about Trinity Lutheran Church in the mainly German town of Freistatt, Missouri, "chosen in The Christian Century's poll of 100,000 ministers as the rural or small town church most worthy of study...
Excerpts from and comments on a letter by a Reverend Trinklein on the founding of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Brunswick, Missouri, at the turn of the 20th century.
Hope Lutheran Church
Full frontal and side view of Hope Lutheran Church.
Immanuel Lutheran Celebrates 100 Years with Displays And Events
Immanual Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Road, is celebrating its centennial. Chartered January 4, 1899 by a group of Swedish immigrants, the congregation built its current structure in 1928 after selling...
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Partial frontal view of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, located at 1700 Westport Road.
Kansas City und Sein Deutschthum im 19. Jahrhundert
Photo of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 16th and Cherry Streets.
KCK Church Committed to Community Service
History and description of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 722 Reynolds, "the red brick church on the hill". The Church was formed in 1900. Like many urban congregations, it suffered from a shrinking membership...
Local Chapel Placed on National Register
Pilgrim Chapel, the former Pilgrim Lutheran Church for the deaf, at 3801 Gillham Road, is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Chapel, built in 1942, is now available to the public for...
Lutheran Churches, Children's Memorial Lutheran Church
Full, exterior view identified as Bible School, Children's Memorial Lutheran Church, Independence and Brighton Avenues. H. J. McGuire is identified as the pastor. Part of the United Synod.
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