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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Masaryktown, FL


In an article appearing in the "Tampa Tribune" in September, 1954, the Tribune correspondent described the worship service and dinner which attracted more than 200 people to celebrate the dedication of the new church erected by the congregation of Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church in Masaryktown, FL. The congregation was originally organized in 1930 and struggled to survive until Rev. Stephen M. Tuhy, the pastor of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Slavia, agreed to provide pastoral services to their members. Pastor Tuhy traveled frequently from the Oviedo area to Masaryktown to conduct worship services and minister to the congregation there. He assisted the Masaryktown church as a "supply pastor" from 1940-1952. He was invited to preach the English sermon at the dedication; Rev. Dr. Andrew Daniel (superintendent of the new Lutheran Haven complex in Slavia) preached the Slovak sermon for the bi-lingual worship service. Rev. Paul Grexa was installed as the new Pastor of Holy Trinity at the same service. Organist, Marian Stanko, and other guests from Holy Trinity's sister congregation of St. Luke's in Slavia, attended the celebration and shared the bountiful Slovak meal which followed the church service in the Community Hall. Newspaper article from "Tampa Tribune," September 26, 1954 scanned on Epson 10000XL at SLLC Sept., 2013. Clipping does not include page number of this issue.




Slavia (Fla.) -- History

Subject-Personal Names

Tuhy, Stephen M., Rev.; Grexa, Paul, Rev.; Klein, John, Rev.; Stanko, Marian; Daniel, Andrew, Dr.


Masaryktown, Fla.



Number of Images

2 images

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Front of Postcard


St. Luke's Lutheran Church and School; DSpace at St. Luke's

Repository Collection

St. Luke's Lutheran Church: Brick Church 1939-1956

CFM Storyline

People; Places; Social Life



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All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact St. Luke's Lutheran Church at 2021 W SR 426, Oviedo, FL 32765 or (407) 365-3408.

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St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Oviedo, Fla.

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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Masaryktown, FL


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