Kamloops Lutheran History

Lutherans have a history in Kamloops’ communities!

An article from the BC Perspectives periodical published in 1973 gives an overview of some of that history, dating back to the early 1900’s. This paragraph on page 6 particularly pertains to the early Lutherans:

The settlers also covered an old shack with shingles and held their church services in it. They called their church the “Zion’s Gemeinde” (Zion Lutheran Church), but did not draw up a constitution until January, 1936. Two Lutheran ministers travelled between Vernon and Kamloops, preaching their sermons stabilizing the community by their moral support and encouragement. Apart from work the settlers had no social activities, and consequently, the Church had not only a religious function but a social one as well.

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