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Lutheran Architecture (Images)

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The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has many historical and beautiful churches from the East Coast to the West Coast.

“The theme [Interest Time 117] is Lutheran architecture and art and we explore how these disciplines acknowledge, without us even saying a word, whom we serve: Jesus Christ. We look at the reality that, while the church is a body of people, we still need a place to meet. And in this place that we meet—whether it is a historic Lutheran cathedral, a Lutheranized Catholic building or a storefront in a shopping center—we are meant to congregate and participate in the liturgy and share in the Word and Sacraments, the means of grace that bring us life. Even with specifically Lutheran artists like Ed Riojas, whom we profile in this issue, we see that sacred art relates and celebrates our Savior the same way that liturgical music does.” – LCEF President & CEO, Rev. Bart Day

We wanted to celebrate this treasure of our Synod, so we compiled a few photos of some timeless and awe-inspiring architecture of the LCMS.

FIRST PLACE: Emmanuel Lutheran, Kettering, Ohio
THIRD PLACE: St. Paul's Lutheran, West Point, Nebraska
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Augusta, GA
Chapel of Christ Triumphant, Mequon, WI
Christ Lutheran Church, Clinton, IL
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Racine, WI
Hope Lutheran Church, Akron, OH
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, IN
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Dallas, TX
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, IN
Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran Church, Palm Coast, FL
St. John's Lutheran Church, Charter Oak, IA
St. John's Lutheran Church, Cole Camp, MO
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lakeland, FL
Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Decatur, IN
Zion Lutheran Church, Waubay, SD
Zion Lutheran Church, Mitchell, SD
St John's Lutheran Church, Racine, WI

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