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Tuhy, Stephen M., Rev


Sidlik, Steven R.; Tuhy, Stephen M., Rev


The letter and other documents sent to Steven R. Sidlik by Pastor Stephen M. Tuhy in March of 1954, inviting Mr. Sidlik to accept a "Solemn Call" to teach at St. Luke's Christian Day School, offer many insights as to the status of the church and school at that point in time and also what was expected of this young teacher (who had recently graduated from Concordia College, River Forest, Ill). In his cover letter, the pastor describes Slavia as "Nice [celery growing] community and plenty of work for the right man." Mr. Sidlik was offered the grand sum of $3,000/year plus use of an apartment (classrooms of the former school building)and 21 calendar days vacation each summer. He was expected to teach grades 3,4,and 5 (total 17 students), lead a teen-age Luther League group and assist the school in qualifying for state accreditation. The church had 220 baptized members at that time. The school building was new and "modern," boasting of the newest equipment: movie and slide projector, a tape recorder, TWO record players and an outdoor basketball court.



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

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Patricia Sidlik Collection;



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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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Sidlik, Steven R.; Tuhy, Stephen M., Rev