The Twenty-Third Annual Meeting of the ELS Historical Society

“Revisiting the 1919 Constituting Convention of the ELS”

Convening at Bethany Lutheran College, Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center, Mankato, Minnesota

7 p.m.

Sunday, June 23, 2019


  • Welcome: ELSHS President, the Rev. Michael Lilienthal
  • Setting the Stage: the Rev. Andrew Soule
  • The Opening Sermon in 1919, by the Rev. G. A. Gullixson, presented by great-grandson, Mr. Paul Gullixson
  • Digest of the Convention, presented by the Rev. Shawn Stafford
  • The Synod's Constitutions, 1886 and 1919, presented by Prof. em. Erling T. Teigen
  • History of the Choral Union, presented by the Rev. Theodore Gullixson


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