Gutknecht Family Papers
Confirmation Certificate. 1918. Ruth Gutknecht. Material: paper. Size: 11 5/8" W. x 16 1/2" L. Description: white paper with white border and a church graphic in upper left corner; flowers on an open Bible graphic at top center beside a cup and window captioned: "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet. Ps. 119, 105, This do in remembrance of Me, 1. Cor. 11, 24, Confirmation Certificate, This to Certify That Ruth E. Gutknecht having been duly instructed in the doctrines and duties of the Christian Religion, as confessed, taught, and believed by the Methodist Episcopal Church and having formally professed faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and vowed obedience to His Gospel, was received into full Communion with the M. E. Church of Blooming Grove, Waseca Co. Minn, By the solemn rite of Confirmation on the 5th day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand, nine hundred eighteen, W. E. Mahle. Pastor"; centered on document: handwritten dates and names of church and people, a Scripture Motto: "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world" 1 John 2. 15 and "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom, Ps. 111, 10"; "Published by The Abingdon Press, New York-Cincinnati". Number of sheets: 1