The Great Giddings Christmas Tree Robbery

Žohnowane hody (that’s “Merry Christmas” in Upper Sorbian, aka Wendish) from Lee County, Texas!* It’s been a few days since I’ve posted any history, but I’ve been saving this one up for all y’all because it’s seasonally appropriate! (Okay, truth Read More …

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”

Pastor Stiemke of Holy Cross was certainly aware of the interpersonal conflicts that had resulted in the separation of Holy Cross as well as St. Peter’s in Serbin from Kilian’s congregation in Serbin. That’s why I find this tidbit from Read More …

“And unto the Wends I became as a Wend, that I might gain the Wends…”

The Rev. Timotheus Stiemke was in a difficult situation. He’d been assigned to a new Lutheran congregation in the little town of New Start (a few miles south of Serbin), where he was installed on the fourth Sunday in Advent Read More …