Florida-Bahamas Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), USA

Tree 189

Planted by:

Rev. Robert Zimmer and Bishop Robert Schaefer

Biblical Votum :

Jeremiah 17,7-8: "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit."

Tree species:

Sorbus thuringiaca 'Fastigiata' - Thuringian Hybrid Ash

Planting in the Luther Garden :

On September 14th, 2014, Pastor Emeritus Robert Zimmer (center, with his wife) planted a Thuringian ash tree on behalf of the Florida-Bahamas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He was accompanied by former members of his congregation, who now live in Germany and came to Wittenberg for the tree planting.

Planting the partner tree :

On October 1st, 2017, Pastor Walter Still, Chair of the Reformation 500 Committee of Florida Bahamas Synod of the ELCA (left); Pastor John Mocko, assistant to the synod bishop (center); and Pat O’Neill, ecumenical officer of the Archdiocese of Miami (right), planted the partner tree at the Morningstar Retreat Center for the Florida-Bahamas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The tree grows in a labyrinth, part of the project “Digging Deeper than Theology,” which was created as a combined ecumenical commemoration of the 500-year Reformation Jubilee. A plaque at the foot of the tree commemorates the shared tree planting.

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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