Category: Zion Lutheran Chattanooga

Signatures from Zion Lutheran, Chatt, c1855

Last week I showed a list of signatures, members of Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm, back in 1849. Not to be outdone by Zion Schumm, Zion Chatt also has an old membership list in their old church register. These names appear to be the original signatures since the handwriting is different for each person. A big …

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2018 Vacation Bible School at Zion Chatt

This week was Vacation Bible School for the Chatt community, held at Zion Chatt this year. The two churches in Chatt, Zion Lutheran and the Chattanooga United Methodist Church, take turns hosting the annual week-long event and this year was Zion’s turn. They have combined to host very successful and popular Bible School programs for …

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Tombstone Tuesday–Richard Carl Andrews

This is the tombstone of Richard Carl Andrews, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Richard Carl ANDREWS May 1931-Jan 1939 Richard Carl Andrews was born at home in Elkhart, Indiana, on 16 May 1931, the son of Victor Earl Jr (1906-1977) and Beatrice Alice (1908-1977) …

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Offering Envelopes, Old and New

The late Don Caffee used to have an amusing little saying about church. He said, “Whenever two or more are gathered, there will be an offering.” This little quip, called a Donism by his son, is fairly accurate. At the end of every year Zion Chatt’s members get their offering envelopes for the new year …

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The Page Pipe Organ at Zion Chatt

Last week I wrote about the 100th anniversary of the building of Zion Lutheran Church in Chattanooga, Ohio, the current brick building that was built in 1916 and dedicated in 1917. There is one item inside the church that I am very familiar with—the Page pipe organ. I have played on it nearly every week …

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