Evangelical Church District Cologne-North, Germany

Tree 336

Planted by:

Superintendent Markus Zimmermann

Biblical Votum :

1. Peter 3,15: "Always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect."

Tree species:

Tilia tomentosa ‚Brabant‘ - Silver lime

Planting in the Luther Garden :

On May 29th, 2017, Church Superintendent Markus Zimmermann (watering the tree) planted a silver linden tree on behalf of the Evangelical Church District Cologne-North, Germany. The planting took place after the final event of the 36th German Protestant Church Convention in Wittenberg.

Planting the partner tree :

Pastor Susanne Zimmermann invited participation in an ecumenical tree planting project in 2017, for which the church district donated a tree for every congregation. Many congregations took part; here is a small selection of their activities:

On October 31st, 2017, a tree was planted on the church grounds in Cologne-Junkersdorf, following a worship service with settings of Luther chorales.

In Weidenpesch, the Protestant congregation of Cologne-Mauenheim-Weidenpesch symbolically presented an apple tree as “Luther Tree” to the Catholic parish Mauenheim/Niehl/Weidenpesch. The tree was planted a week later in the garden of the Holy Cross day care center.

On Reformation Day 2017, another tree was planted on the grounds of Grace Church in Brauweiler.

On September 15th, 2017, the Protestant congregation of Weiden/Lövenich gave their partner congregation of St. Mary a tree for the parish garden. The little tree was planted during an ecumenical creation worship service.

Location of the tree :

This tree is located in the :
Luthergarten New Town Hall
Location of the Luther Garden :
Between Juristentraße, Berliner Straße and Mauerstraße
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