Subseries 18.46 - Commission for War Services, 1942- 1966

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Commission for War Services, 1942- 1966

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18.46

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  • 1942 - 1966 (Creation)

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The subseries contains source material from the ELCC's President's Office pertaining to the Commission for War Services. It includes the Commission for War Services Constitution and correspondence from 1942 to 1966. The ELCC's Commission for War Services was formed to promote the welfare of the Church members who served in the armed forces, and members who were affected by war.

The ELCC's President was tasked with being the Church's spiritual leader. Limited to 6 year appointments, the ELCC President's role was to focus and coordinate the purposes and resources of congregations and its pastors. The ELCC General President was expected to oversee and support the staff, preserving and extending the unity of the Christian Faith. Roles that the President was expected to fill included presiding over General Conventions, mediating over disputes, gathering and maintaining archival and statistical material and maintain a current roster of congregations. The ELCC President was also expected to supervise over the clergy and to recruit seminarians and attend District President's meetings.

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