Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oldenburg, Germany

Tree 165

Planted by:

Bishop Jan Janssen, Oldenburg

Biblical Votum :

Psalmes 121, 5-6: "The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night."

Tree species:

Acer campestre 'Elsrijk' - Field Maple

Planting in the Luther Garden :

On November 1st, 2009, the first 25 trees in the Luthergarten were adopted. Bishop Jan Janssen (pictured) planted a field maple tree on behalf of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oldenburg, Germany.

Planting the partner tree :

On April 16th, 2011, Bishop Jan Janssen (right, next to the tree) planted another partner tree for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oldenburg, Germany, at the congregation of Esenshamm. Together with the Luther trees already planted at the congregations of Garrel, Goldenstedt, Neuenburg, Neuende, Sengwarden, Stuhr, and Wiefelstede, the tree illustrates the unity, connection, and reconciliation of the churches worldwide. Bishop Janssen noted the connection between Wittenberg and Esenshamm, where Christians gathered under the tower of St. Matthew’s Church near the bank of the Weser river in 1520 were the first in the region of Oldenburger Land to hear an evangelical sermon in the spirit of the Martin Luther’s Reformation.

Location of the tree :

This tree is located in the :
Luthergarten Andreasbreite
Location of the Luther Garden :
Between Wallstraße, Kurfürstenring (formerly Hallesche Straße) and Elbstraße
Tree 165
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