(This History was found in St. Mark’s Archive Room during a recent organization project. Along with the History was a letter written by Floyd Seitz):

“My parents, Alice and Lee Roy Seitz, moved to Charlotte in 1943 and transferred their membership from
St. James Lutheran Church in Newton, NC, to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on North Tryon Street. I was
one year old and my sister, Virginia, was seven years old. My brother, Gene, was born two years later.
Virginia and I were both confirmed at St Mark’s. We were in the youth choirs and participants in Luther
League. I was also an acolyte.

When Virginia attended St Mark’s Vacation Bible School in 1949, at the age ofthirteen, she and her
Intermediates Class compiled a document titled “THIS IS OUR CHURCH”. At that time, Vacation Bible
school lasted two weeks. She doesn’t remember why the document has her name on the cover. The
document is being donated St Mark’s.”

TITLE PAGE
THIS IS OUR CHURCH
OUR RELIGlOUS HERITAGE IN NORTH CAROLINA
OUR PASTOR
OUR LOCAL HISTORY
OUR LOCAL HISTORY- continued
MEMORIALS IN OUR CHURCH
MEMORIALS IN OUR CHURCH – continued
OUR CHURCH OFFICERS
OUR ALTAR PARAMENTS
OUR ALTAR PARAMENTS – continued
IMPORTANT NAMES IN THE LUTHERAN CHURCH

OUR LAST THREE PASTORS – ROBERT LEONIDES PATTERSON
OUR LAST THREE PASTORS – JOHN FIELDING CRIGLER
OUR LAST THREE PASTORS – WALTER BITNER FREED
OUR ORGANIZATIONS
IMPORTANT DATES AT ST. MARK’S