Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - Walther's congregation marks his bicentennial

The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - Walther's congregation marks his bicentennial: "Walther's congregation marks his bicentennial
ST. LOUIS -- Some half-dozen direct descendants of the Rev. Dr. C.F.W. Walther -- including a great-granddaughter -- joined 160 others Oct. 23 for a special worship service at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church here to mark the bicentennial of his birth.  He was born on Oct. 25,1811, in Langenchursdorf, Saxony, Germany. 
 
Walther was pastor of Trinity for 46 years, when he also served as the first president of what is now The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (LCMS) and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis."

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