Charter Members Help Mark Momentous Occasion
Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Tri-Village area of Northwest Columbus was chartered as a congregation on March 22, 1947 … 75 years ago last Wednesday. And six of the seven living charter members who attended that event were present with us for worship on Wednesday too. Pictured below from left to right are Bill Lingo, Ruth Lingo Youngquist, Jean Lingo Frost, Shirley Jenkins Wehr along with Dick and Jack Myers whose brother Paul lives in Florida. Bill shared how their family decided to transfer membership from St Paul’s Lutheran Church in German Village during the gas rationing years of World War II because Holy Trinity was only two miles away. Shirley Wehr taught Sunday School in the Ladies Lounge at the Arlington Theater when the congregation began its ministry and she leads the LSS Auxiliary ministry still today 75 years later. And Jack Myers’ father Paul Sr. is the person who arranged to rent the Arlington Theater for worship at a cost of $10 per Sunday.
In order to commemorate this special event, Council made the following proclamation:
On the 75th anniversary of the congregation at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Upper Arlington, Ohio, the Congregation Council commemorates this occasion by planting a tree on church property along with the placement of a plaque that reads as follows:
This tree is planted with thanks to God for the living witness of
Bill Lingo, Jean Lingo Frost, Ruth Lingo Youngquist, Dick, Jack and Paul Myers, and Shirley Jenkins Wehr
to the first 75 years of ministry at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church