Help Us Plant a Tree
Everywhere you look in Germany these days, you find people preparing for 2017’s 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, especially in Wittenburg, where Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses on the city’s church door.
There they are establishing a massive Luther Garden inspired by the quotation attributed to Luther, “Even if I knew that the world would be destroyed tomorrow, I would still plant an apple tree today.” This garden is intended to be a concrete expression of the confidence that God is still reforming, transforming, and giving life to the world. Wittenburg is planting five hundred trees throughout the city, with faith communities throughout the world individually sponsoring the trees. These same faith communities then plant a companion tree in their own community. Our Saviour’s Lutheran is partnering with the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin’s The Lay School of Ministry to sponsor a tree and plant its companion right here on our property. Our Saviour’s has housed the Lay School since its beginnings almost 25 years ago. The Lay School had the idea to sponsor a tree, we had the idea of partnering with them, and they wanted to honor our 23 year alliance by planting the companion tree right here. Your April Noisy Offering contribution will help fund a companion tree worthy of this auspicious 500th anniversary. Your pocket change is appreciated, of course, but if you wish, you can make a donation toward the cost of the tree by check payable to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. Please mark it “Luther Garden” and drop it in the noisy offering bowl, stop by the church office, or send it to 1300 Mansfield St. Chippewa Falls, WI 54729. Thank You!