08.05.2015 Fruits of the trees in the Luthergarten will be used by the Protestant School in Wittenberg

In late summer when time to harvest comes you can admire them – the fruits of the 80 fruit trees in Luthergarten. Aglow yellow quinces, red apples, blue plums, haws, and even pears from a Melanchthon pear tree will mature. To make use out of the fruits on May 13th, 2015 an agreement was signed between the Protestant school „Philipp Melanchthon“  and the LWF Center Wittenberg. This happened during devotion in the Luthergarten with music and songs. About 100 students including a guitar group took part.

Now, the school is allowed to harvest the fruits. Whether these fruits will become “Luther jam” or will be eaten freshly during the morning break – we will see. In addition the Luthergarten is an ideal place for the students to enjoy nature, to preserve the creation and to experience internationality and ecumenism. In this way the international and ecumenical monument for the Reformation jubilee becomes a strong part of the daily life in Wittenberg.

Zentrum Luthergarten

Next plantings:

Sept 8 Diocese of Tampere, Finland
Sept 10 Ev. Luth. Congregation Dresden-Loschwitz, Germany
Sept 12 Ev. Congregation Königstein, Ev. and Cath. Congregations in Ötigheim, Germany
Sept 16 Catholic Fellowship Chemin Neuf, France
Sept 16 Church District Westliche Seineschleife, France
Sept 16 Ev.-Luth. Congregation in Königstein-Papstdorf, Germany
Sept 17 Ev.. Congregation in Weinsberg, Germany
Sept 22 Ev. Luth. Congreation Bonifatius in Celle Klein-Hehlen, Germany
Sept 23 Ev. Luth. Congregation in Schirnding and Hohenberg, Germany
Sept 28 Diocese Linköping, Sweden
Sept 28 Luth. Church of the Palms, Palm Harbor, FL, USA
Oct     22 Ev. Studient Community, Halle/Saale, Germany
Oct     22 Living Faith Church, Port St. Lucie, FL, USA
Oct     26 Rocky Mountains Synod, ELCA, USA
Oct     26 St. Paul Reformation Church, Minnesota, USA
Nov    01 South Carolina Synod, ELCA, USA
Nov    01 Trinity Luth. Church in Lehighton, PA, USA

Luthergarten Schlosskirche

Each euro allows the Luthergarten to grow!

It is not possible for all churches to raise the entire amount for the tree planting. But we do not want to exclude any church, particularly in this worldwide and ecumenical project. With your donation, you can help these churches to participate in the unique project Luthergarten.

Bank details:
Account holder: VELKD/LWB-Zentrum Wittenberg
IBAN: DE75 8006 3598 0000 4556 87
Bank:   Volksbank Wittenberg eG
            Collegienstraße 12
            06886 Lutherstadt
Purpose: tree planting WB + your name and address