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   Baldur Gazette News (Newspaper) - November 4, 1997, Baldur, Manitoba                                THE NOVEMBER 1997 Iinmanuel Lutheran Observes 90th Anniversary Continued from page 1 written by Amis Laara daughter of Herman and Sigrun The purchase of the organ was made possible through donations made to the Ami Svelnson Memorial and the Lutheran Church Memorial Anna Nordman called this a special day for the church and for the Sveinson She thanked everyone for the beautiful and appropriate memorial to Communion was celebrated for all baptized souls by Rev Smalley and Bishop and the congregation was invited to the Memorial Hall for lunch and a UICCKUCS New bank Construction is now underway on a new Bank of Montreal at The new facility will consist of 3300 of office space and include an automated banking machine located in a separate lobby at the front of the Wind damage High winds have damaged a 40 by 80 foot section of the roof at the Rivers The roof had recently undergone a New elevator The new Paterson grain terminal planned for Killarney will have a capacity of bushels and have a 56 car rail This will be expanded to 112 cars at a later The facility is expected to open in Smorgs The two fall smorgs at Pilot Mound attracted a total of 1170 people while the single smorg at Crystal City attracted 581 Liquidation The Corner Off Sales in Rolla sold all equipment and supplies including wines and coolers by public auction on November 1st during their closeout Under review The school at Waskada is under review due to declining TRADITIONAL LUNCH After signing the a beautiful smorgasbord lunch greeted the congregation at the replete with Icelandic delicacies such as rulla pylsa on Icelandic brown and This was followed up with a lovely anniversary cake and and the opportunity to view a table of memorabilia from days MEMORABILIA Among the treasured mementos were of Pastor the driving force behind the building of the new church in and its first Pastor 3 Argyle women in traditional costume who were named Maid of the Mountain In Gimliin 1940 and 1961 the Ladies Aid In the 1960s which had so many members they could hardly squeeze into the The constitution was on display as was a list of donors for the construction of the There were also many mementos of Sunday Schools and Confirmation ANNIVERSARY CONCERT Donna acting as MC for the welcomed everyone and presented two of her own thoughtfilled The Lutheran and Light a She then Introduced Steve Chair of the Argyle Lutheran who gave and thanks to Herman Arason brought greetings from Glenboro L and reflected on his 48 years as member of the parish The Happy dressed in traditional performed an amazing repertoire of Icelandic including the a folk dance and a flower Rev Irene Penhale of the United Church brought greetings from Belmont Baldur and spoke of the strengths of our community which are seldom but which keep us alive and sharing and walking Salin Beaufoy brought congratulations from the Anglican and their hopes for many anniversaries to Vera Bjornson then delivered up her lovely voice in Whispering My Favourite and Climb Every accompanied by Dorothy Tytget Christopherson on the She was followed by Jessica Johnson who played Amazing Grace and the cheerful Chicken Polka on the Donalee Jones then sang This is Your written by her teacher and aunt Doreen and Flying a tuggingly poignant piece in which she accompanied herself on Grace who was described as the Lady of then spoke in praise of Sunday School She took a playful and mischievous look at her own childhood memories of a certain who in true Icelandic tradition was Her joyful account of a childs impressions had the audience rocking with The concert closed with a piano rendition of from and Now Is The by Dorothy and a closing prayer by Rev Donna Everyone would agree it was a memorable BRIEF HISTORY of IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH 1907 Congregation organized and church dedicated Building committee was Christian Kristjan Slgurjon Josep Bjom Josepsson and Antonius Head Carpenter was Ami Annas and her John was on building Rev Fridrik Hallgrimsson is first and organizing 1909 First bride and fit Albert Dalzell presented with as is customary in a new Lutheran Installation of bell In weighing 1000 and 3 feet In 1916 Church struck by damaging and electrical circuits Rev Hallgrimsons 3 congregations bought him a thereby ensuring more visiting time for Ladies Aid sold 10 cent coffee until midnight at 1917 Bells of Lutheran and English churches rang 5 minutes at noon to mark 400th Anniversary of Martin Luther nailing thesis to Church door at giving rise to Protestant 1918 Unveiling Roll of Honour for men who went to 1924 Hosted 40th Annual Convention of Icelandic Lutheran 1925 Rev Hallgrimson leaves Immanuel to serve State Church in Rev President of the Icelandic Lutheran called to replace Guest speaker at 18th Anniversary service is Rev Guy missionary to 1928 First mention of a Fowl 1929 Activities at annual picnic included Grand peanut necktie relay sack 3legged naildriving contest for tug o war married and 1931 50th Anniversary of settlement in Argyle by pioneer Ami Sveinson became 1933 At Lutheran wool comforters for sale at 1934 Immanuel and Grund hold 10th Convention of Lutheran Womens League of Icelandic Lutheran Synod of 1936 traditional Icelandic First Day of Summer 1939 Lutheran Anniversary Fowl Supper held in new Memorial converting the commodious hall into a huge banquet 1944 Bishop of Rev Sigurgeir Immanuel cabled congratulations to President and government of Iceland on Immanuel Lutheran occasion of newly declared after 680 years as colony of 1950 Dedication of lights in memory of Herman 1957 50th Anniversary of Three original members are still 1961 Services almost completely in English by with services in Icelandic only on Memorial Fund to facilitate improvements and 1963 Formation of Western Manitoba division of Central Canada 1964 Consecration of baptismal font in memory of Anna Anderson a 100 piece walnut assembled and finished by husband assisted by son Confirmed in June were Sandra Connie Betty Donald Bob Allan Dedication of new Sunday School Prime minister of Hon Bjarni visits 1965 Choir donned new gowns through instigation of former Donald and fundraising of Ladies Rev Kristjan Robertson appointed Dean of the Dome Church in second pastor to be called to serve from Grund forms union with Immanuel in 1975 Individual glass Communion Service dedicated to memory of Marguerite Christopherson Johnson by her 1984 Ami Johnson honoured for 50 years as Ladies Aid present new paraments for all 1985 New 1986 Alter area and converted electric candleholders reconverted to wax 1993 Renovations to kitchen bathroom installed exterior 1994 Ramp constructed under direction of Ray New sign erected in memory of Thomas and Augusta 1997 New organ dedicated in memory of Ami MGENCIES INSURANCE Home Business DRIVERS LICENSES LIFE DISABILITY INSURANCE TRAVEL INSURANCE INVESTMENTS Guaranteed 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