Finding the own tree in the Luthergarten – General Secretary of LWF and lord major of Wittenberg inaugurated Info-Terminals

The General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Pastor Dr. h.c. mult. Martin Junge initiated at June 23, 2017, together with the lord major of the City of Wittenberg Torsten Zugehör the Info-Terminals in the Luthergarten. The Information and control system is available in three different places for visitors to the Luthergarten. These are the Luthergarten Andreasbreite, the New Town Hall and the Luther House.

The Terminals are operated by touchscreen and they give information and backgrounds about the Luthergarten, the so-called work of art “Himmelskreuz” and the involved organisations. By a central search function, it is possible to find the exact location of each tree. Up to next year 500 trees will be planted, which are all recorded in this card file. Often visitors from all over the world come to the Luthergarten to find the tree of their home churches. The search is going to be simplified. The terminals offer the information in German, English, French and Spanish.

“Lutherans from all over the world coming to Wittenberg and visiting the Luthergarten”, says Gerneral Secretary Junge during the presentation of the Info-Terminals. The Luthergarten is a world-connecting project through the sponsors from 91 countries.  “The Luthergarten is a Reformation Memorial, which does not look back, but which is open to the future and also alive as the worldwide Reformation today”, so Junge.
The lord major Zugehör is also welcoming the installation of the system of information: “Nature needs technology. The Info-Terminals are therefore an interesting addition. The saying ‘You cannot see the forest in front of many trees’ doesn’t matter in this case. Through the Info-Terminals each tree and the Luthergarten is explained. This educates each human and it helps the nature.”

Part of the opening in the Luthergarten Andreasbreite were also the director of German National Committee of the Lutheran World Federation (GNC/LWF), OKR Norbert Denecke, and the director of the LWF Centre in Wittenberg, Pastor Hans Kasch.

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