Hebron Lutheran Church in Madison, VA, the oldest Lutheran Church in continuous use in the United States and founded by members of the 1717 Second Germanna Colony before they arrived in Virginia, is celebrating its tricentennial in 2017.
Hebron Church leaders have been hard at work on events commemorating the founding, and have worked closely with the Germanna Foundation, as many of our members are descended from early Hebron members.
Sunday, April 30, 2017 has been set aside for the celebration. Germanna members are heartily welcome to participate.
8:30 – 10:30 am: Registration check-in with coffee and donuts
11:00 am: Celebration Worship Service, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Guest Preacher Assisted by Virginia Synod Bishop James Mauney and Hebron Pastor Patricia Covington
1:00 pm: Box Lunch – Fried chicken and sides
2:00 pm: Presentations
- History of the church and congregation by Rev. William Hall, Hebron Pastor, 1970-1980
- Hebron’s 1802 Tannenburg Organ by George Taylor, Taylor & Boody Organbuilders
- Additional presentation to be announced
- Hebron’s 1560 Luther Bible, Reformation Years
- The Church Glebe Tract
- Early German families (land patents)
Cost is $15 per person if you register before March 15; $20 per person if you register before April 15; and $25 if you register after April 15.
For more information and to register your attendance at this event, please go to: http://www.hebronlutheranva.com/300th-anniversary.html
Consider making a donation for the 300th anniversary to help preserve this historic church. Go to http://HebronLutheranChurchFoundation.com/.
To see Germanna photos of the church, click here.
Watch a 1940 video of historic Hebron Lutheran Church on Blankenbaker Road in Madison, VA with many Germanna descendants in the video: