Keepers and Tellers

I definitely do not have time to write a new story today, but I simply cannot ignore the fact that today is the 175th anniversary of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. I am posting this short article from 6 years ago on the occasion of this church body’s birthday. Someday I should write more on this subject.

DSC_0437 Concordia Historical Institute Document

Today is the birthday of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (except that was not its original name).  First of all, let me say that Perry County is not where the Missouri Synod started.  In fact, you could argue that many folks in Perry County fought against the formation of a synod, and there are no churches that are charter members of the synod in Perry County.  However, the story of the LCMS’s beginning and the story of the immigration into Perry County contains many intersections, and we would love to have you visit Altenburg so we can share them with you.

One of the goals of the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum is to keep a story.  It is the story of the German immigration to America by hundreds of Lutherans which took place here over 175 years ago.  It is our responsibility to be caretakers of…

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