The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Two 18th century churches tell of Old World persecution, New World perseverence

Standing amid a grove of oak and Georgia pine 30 miles north of Savannah, Ga., Jerusalem Lutheran Church is a microcosm of American history.

Built between 1767 and 1769 by Lutherans whose families had been exiled 30 years earlier from Salzburg, Austria, for their religious beliefs, today it is home to the oldest active ELCA congregation.

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