Evangelical Lutheran Church District Burgdorf, Germany, in partnership with the Church District Johannesburg-West, South Africa

Tree 355

Planted by:

Superintendent Sabine Preuschoff

Biblical Votum :

Ephesians 4,15: "Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ."

Tree species:

Liquidambar styraciflua - Sweet gum

Planting in the Luther Garden :

.On March 25th, 2017, Church District Superintendent Sabine Preuschoff (left, next to the tree, with spade), together with Mr. Hans-Dieter Pauli (2nd from right), the head of the church district’s Committee for Partnership and Global Ecumenism, planted a sweetgum tree on behalf of the partnership between the Evangelical Lutheran Church District of Burgdorf in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hanover and the Evangelical Lutheran Church District Johannesburg West (Western Circuit) in South Africa. This partnership was founded in 1981. Unfortunately, no representative from Johannesburg was able to be present at the tree planting.

Planting the partner tree :

On April 2nd, 2017, following a worship service where the confirmands were presented, Church Superintendent Sabine Preuschoff-Kleinschmit, Heidrun Golenia, Karla Schmidt, Heinz Hellberg, and Pastor Büttner, with participation of the confirmands, planted a copper beech tree in front of the church “Zum Heiligen Kreuze” in Sehnde, Germany, as partner tree for the Evangelical Lutheran Church District of Burgdorf.

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
Tree 355
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