Evangelical Lutheran Church of Colombia

Tree 170

Planted by:

President Rev. Eduardo Martinez

Biblical Votum :

Luke 13, 18-19: "He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.”"

Tree species:

Acer rubrum 'October Glory' - Red Maple

Planting in the Luther Garden :

On July 16th, 2010, ahead of the General Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation in Stuttgart, President Pastor Eduardo Martinez (with spade) planted a red maple tree on behalf of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Colombia.

Planting the partner tree :

On October 27th, 2013, during a worship service with more than 700 congregants, not only one tree, but a whole Luther Garden was planted for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Colombia. The idea arose when Bishop Eduardo Martinez planted a tree in the Luthergarten in Wittenberg. He took the idea to his home church and campaigned for a Luther Garden in Colombia to celebrate the 500-year Reformation Jubilee there as well. All 21 congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Colombia are now represented by a tree in the Luther Garden in El Rosa (16 kilometers from Bogotá). A plaque in the shape of a Luther rose in front of each tree gives the name of the congregation. The trees planted were “Feijoa” trees, a typical fruit tree for this region. Each congregation took up an offering to support the care of the Luther Garden.

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
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