“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 …

And a time to sew together…

The members of Rev. Kilian’s congregation who broke away and formed the first St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (see “A time to tear apart…” for more details) styled themselves as “the little flock” in their letter to the church council of the congregation Read More …