The Lutheran Church of Holy Comforter honors and celebrates 100 years of Growing Together by Giving. We will commemorate our history, as well as the 500th anniversary of the reformation, whereas Martin Luther publicly questioned indulgences and called for a public debate of the 95 theses he had written. Despite the chaos of his time, a lover of apple trees, the quote "Even if i knew that the world were to collapse tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree today" has been ascribed to him. What we are is from that moment in time. We have sprouted as his apple tree. In turn, the present Holy Comforter family will plant the seedlings of the our future.
We will honor our church by sponsoring a tree in Luthergarten in Wittenberg, Germany. The garden is a symbolic sign of the optimism so clearly expressed in Luther's apple tree quote. Five hundred trees will be planted in the Luthergarten to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the reformation. The Lutheran Church of Holy Comforter has been blessed to sponsor 1 of 500 trees in honor of our centennial year! We are also asked to plant a native corresponding tree on our grounds to show our connection to reformation.
We invite you to partake in monthly service projects and stronger in faith by spreading God’s grace to others. Please participate in our 100 intentional acts of kindness tree. Let’s watch our tree grow in God’s grace! Additionally, we invite you to various special events will take place throughout the year with the culminating celebration held December 10th, 2017 – 100 years, nearly to the day, after we officially became Lutheran Church of the Holy Comforter.
It's time to GERMAN-ate!
The Centennial Committee
Our Giving Tree
INTENtional Acts of Kindness
Holy Comforter honors reformation and our centennial by encouraging families and individuals to joyfully give to others. Please prepare your heart and select an act of kindness below, perform it, write it down on a apple leaf located in our education building and drop into the big apple basket by the bulletin board. Let’s see how big our Holy Comforter giving tree will grow between now and our December Centennial Celebration banquet!