Grace Lutheran Church Collection, 724 WFCHS

Scope and Content: This collection contains items relating to the Grace Lutheran Church, during the period of 1776 to 1978, including Church minutes, membership rosters, church magazines, newsletters, and historical information.
(1 box) Last updated 01/16.

Biographical/Historical: Grace Lutheran Church of 20 West Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA, was established between 1759 and 1762. The original church was destroyed by fire and was located where Mt. Hebron Cemetery now stands. The present location of the church was erected in 1842 and formally called Grace in 1877. The first pastor of the congregation was Reverend Christian Streit. The church is still in use and supports many local organizations.

Cite As: Grace Lutheran Church Collection, 724 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA.

Organization:

Box 1

Brevitt Memorial Chime - dedication program, 1917, 1 item, printed

Bulletins for Church Services, 1917-1946, 14 items, printed

Burning of the old Lutheran Church, September 27, 1854 – news article from Winchester Virginian, typescript, 2 leaves

Calendar: Grace Evangelical Lutheran church—2003—includes photos and notes of church history—1 item, printed

Centennial Dinner - program, 1842 – 1942, 1 item, printed

Correspondence on church debt, 1939, 3 leaves, typescript

Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Virginia—Quadricentennial Minutes, 88th Convention, 1917, 1 item, printed

Gilbert, Reverend D. M. - publications, 4 items, printed
"The Lutheran Church in Virginia 1776-1876," 2 copies, 56 pages
"The Relation of the Church to Questions of Government Policy," 1889, 11 pages
"The Praises of the Lord in the Story of Our Fathers," 1877, 33 pages

Krauth, Reverend Charles P. - publications, 2 items, printed "Popular Amusements," 1851, 32 pages
"A discourse suggested by the burning of the old Lutheran Church on the night of September 27, 1854" 24 pages

Lutheran Church - table of dates, 1753-1842, 2 leaves, typescript

The Lutheran Magazine, 3 items, printed
May 23, 1945
August 22, 1945
May 26, 1948

Maryland Synod - centennial anniversary brochure, 1920, 1 item, printed

Membership rosters, 4 items
1790, 1 leaf, typescript
1946, 6 leaves, typescript
1978, 18 pages, typescript
No date, 5 leaves, typescript
1985, 20 pages, printed
1999, 20 pages, printed

Memorial Tablet on Wall of First Lutheran Church, November 6, 1938, 3 items
Bulletin for Service, Unveiling and Dedication, 1 item, printed, 3 copies
text of the Plaque, 1 item, typescript, 2 leaves, copy 3 leaves

Men’s Bible Class, 28th Anniversary, February 28, 1946 – program, 1 item, printed

The Messenger, 6 items, printed
March 9, 1919; March 16, 1919; January 16, 1921; June 26, 1921;
April 27, 1924, April 19, 1931

Minute books - excerpts, 1813-1929
Minute book No. 1, September 1, 1851 and March 12, 1866, 3 leaves, typescript
Minute book, January 1, 1813 to February 22, 1873, 92 leaves, typescript
Narrative, 1873-1929, 29 leaves, typescript

Minutes – March, 1977-September, 1980, 1 CD

Miscellaneous notes, 5 leaves, manuscript; 6 pages, manuscript, 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy), 1 leaf, manuscript on printed form (photocopy)

Newspaper Clippings – unnumbered, printed (photocopy)

Old Lutheran Cemetery -- letter to Alfred Henkel from W. W. Glass, May 8, 1950, 1 leaf, typescript

Redesign and Remodeling Program of Sanctuary, Programs: Jan. 8, 1995, 16 pages, printed
                                                                                                  Jan. 22, 1995, 16 pages, printed

Streit, Johannes of Kirberg—Family Genealogy; no date, 27 leaves, printed

Sunday School Building Dedication – March 29, 1925, 1 item, printed

Sunday Worship Service Bulletin—contains information insert on Christian Streit; 1 item, 3 pages, printed

"The Sunday School Times," November 18 and 25, 1916, 2 items, printed

"Tidings," publication of Grace Church, 10 items, printed
1908 - August, September, October, November
1915 - February, July, August, September, October
1916 – September

Walter, Dorsey—Letters (May 25, 1861-January 1, 1866); unnumbered pages, typescript

Photographs, Buildings

305 East Boscawen Street, Winchester
Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester