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Mayoral Proclamation - Elim Lutheran Church Day - 10.16.2016


  • WHEREAS, Elim Lutheran Church was founded by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1891; and

  • WHEREAS, Elim was one of the area churches that organized the Fargo Moorhead Emergency Food Pantry in 1972 and served as its home until 1979; and

  • WHEREAS, Elim was instrumental in the formation of St. Luke’s Hospital, Churches United for the Homeless, and the Sheltering Churches project; and

  • WHEREAS, Elim’s church home houses not only the Elim congregation, it also serves as host to the St. Mark’s congregation and the First Sudanese Lutheran congregation; and

  • WHEREAS, Elim is to be commended for its longevity, engagement, diversity and its influence in the City of Fargo and neighboring communities; and

  • WHEREAS, Elim has a history of meeting the challenges and needs of the community; and

  • WHEREAS, The Elim Lutheran Church will celebrate 125 years of existence on October 16, 2016.

  • NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That I, Timothy J. Mahoney, Mayor of the City of Fargo, do hereby proclaim October 16, 2016, to be Elim Lutheran Church Day in the City of Fargo, North Dakota.

  • IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Fargo, North Dakota to be affixed this 31st day of
    March, 2016.