This part of a project that I hope to engage in over the next few months. It could result in a book. St. Paul’s Lutheran, Town of Berlin, http://www.stpauluac.net/ shown here is one of those places where the Gospel is being preached to the country side. Like many rural congregations, St. Paul’s membership traces its linage back to the original settlers who immigrated from the northern German region of Pomerania to the United States in the 19th century.
These people came here for many reasons. Freedom of religion is chief among those for “old Lutherans” who were simply looking for a place to live and worship their Lord without government interference.
This project that I am aiming to start may result in a hardbound book looking at the faith of those who settled this land and the roots of many who live here now.
The faith communities which I intend to showcase are not boarded up pieces of old architecture with nothing but decay. I will be providing the website URL’s for congregations like St. Paul’s so you can see that they are alive, growing places of worship where all are welcome.