Lynne Moratzka is the coordinator for the saint selection. We've had numerous submissions and will continue to collect recommendations from the public. There will be a vote on Palm Sunday after church to give the planning committee and idea of public interest. Final selection will be made by the planning committee and be partially based on church preferences. We will also consider if we can find descendants or others to give us information and potential actors to portray the saints.
Here are the submissions so far... Not in any particular order.
Selma & Nathan Lindgren ? we'd like some more background on them...
AB Walfrid Pastor 1940 - 1946 Scandia and served during the WWII years as Pastor and hired his cousin Esther Carlson Morrison as organist. Was the pastor when Ingrid Bergman came trio visit in 1943..big write up in LOOK Magazine..a REALLLLY big event in Scandia. He began other innovations at Elim... I think he started the Elim Messenger and printed worship bulletins.
Muriel Benson Teacher at Goose Lake School.
Wendell & Louella Johnson
Wayne Erickson Scandia Men's softball
Norman Ostrand Faithful servant of Elim as Sunday School superintendant, Property Chair, and numerous other jobs.
John Franklin Nordin Farmer from Big Lake
Floyd Sandgren Fireman
Harry Onsager Fireman
Floyd Simonson Fireman
Johan Bengtson an early settler who has MANY MANY descendants in Scandia.
Doris Booren known for her welcoming of all and singing with her sisters as the Lindberg Trio
Peter Magnus Nelson Early settler in Scandia
Jean Miller lived at Bone Lake, teacher?, was a consecrated Deaconess; got a mortgage as a single woman ( one of the first in Minnesota!).
It was also suggested we consider people memorialized in the stained glass windows in the church. I think these windows were all added after the 1930 fire that destroyed the church. We need to find out more about their backgrounds and lives to add them to our list of possible saints.
Charles & ?? Benson
Mr. & Mrs. Henry A Johnson - Henry was already a saint on the 2015 tour.
Mr. & Mrs. Solomon Swenson
Mr. & Mrs. August Nelson
Mr. & Mrs. Elias Shoquist
Mrs. Matilda Grandstrand
Mr. & Mrs. John P Bloomquist
Mr. & Mrs. August Peterson
Sabina M Bloomquist
If you have suggestions for other saints, please contact Lynne Mortazka (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or click here to use our online saint submission form.