The current pastor, Stephen Starke, is a well known hymn writer for the Missouri Synod. Unfortunately, we did not have the pleasure of singing any of his songs during the service. After church my brother Wayne introduced himself to the pastor as "Wayne Lohrmann" and that we were there because St.John's church was the home church of our parents. Pastor Starke replied: "oh yes, Teacher Lohrmann". Our grandfather taught at St.John's school in the first half of the last century for about thirty years. We also talked to a couple after church who remembered their parents mentioning that they had Mr. Lohrmann as their teacher. Below is a picture of the front of the current school building.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
One of the reasons we are presently in Michigan was because of the Hensler Reunion, which was held this past Sunday. So the subject of this posting has to do with my family history which I especially would like to share with our children. We started our day Sunday at St.John's Lutheran Church in Amelith. My parents were baptized, confirmed and married at this church. The original building is still there, it was built in 1870. It has had additional sections added onto it through the years. The sanctuary is quite impressive looking with many stained glass windows and a lit tableau of the Lord's Supper carved into the front of the altar.