The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Ringing out the faith

Germans ring handbells donated by California congregation

At the Wittenberg, Germany, church where in 1517 Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door, Erika Elbe (left), Cordula Hulbrig and Christina Zimmermann ring two octaves of handbells donated by Paradise [Calif.] Lutheran Church.

Courtesy of Nancy Schmitt<BR><BR>Part of the New Castle Church Handbell Choir, the women took part in a handbells workshop led by St. James Lutheran Church and First Presbyterian Church Carillons Handbell Choir of Redding, Calif.

The Americans traveled to Wittenberg in June to train adults and youth in the basics of ringing.


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