Luther Church in Bielefeld, Germany, is pretty dark when you first go inside. Lutherkirche is our German partner congregation’s church building, and inside it doesn’t look anything like the churches we’re used to. It does not even look like the way you might imagine a German church to look.
The wall behind the chancel (at the front of the church as you are sitting in the pews) is busy with eagles and all sorts of patterns and symbols. Why? There is a reason behind all of this, and the Adult Forum this Sunday—Partnership Sunday—at 10:00 a.m. in the Social Hall — is where to see slides of Lutherkirche’s sanctuary and learn the story behind its most unusual (at least to us) appearance.