Wittenberg English Ministry
The Town Church of St. Mary's
English Worship in Luther’s Churches
Wittenberg English Ministry (WEM) offers visitors to Lutherstadt (Luther Town) Wittenberg English-speaking worship opportunities at the Castle Church and Town Church where, in the 1500’s, The Great Reformer, Dr. Martin Luther preached.
A special program of Worship in the English language provides spiritual fulfillment for the many thousands English-speaking tourists who visit Lutherstadt Wittenberg from all parts of the world. WEM, initiated in 1997, today spans the entire six month tourist season, May through October.
Join us to sing hymns of faith, pray, hear the Word of God, and to give thanks for the spiritual blessings Christians have received through the Reformation of the Church thanks to Martin Luther and his colleagues. Each service includes the opportunity to sing Luther’s famous Ein Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott (A Mighty Fortress Is Our God) accompanied by the great pipe organs of the churches. Lutheran Pastors lead the worship and offer the sermon. All texts are in English, and hymns are representative of the standard Protestant repertoire.
+ WEM devotional services begin Wednesday, April 25, 3:00 p.m. in the Castle Church.
+ New for 2018
Every Friday WEM will conduct two 30-minute services: Noon in the Castle Church and 3:00 p.m. in the Kapelle (the chapel next to the Town Church).
+ Full, traditional worship services for 2018 begin Saturday, April 28, 5:00 p.m. in the Town Church.
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