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Taken 23-Feb-08
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Gillespie County Historical Marker, Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size2.35 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken23-Feb-08 08:52
Date modified23-Feb-08 08:52
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Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/125 at f/4.5
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church

Cherry Spring
Gillespie County, Texas
30 28.943' N 98 59.043' W

Text: German Lutherans in the community of Cherry Spring began meeting together for worship in the 1850s. Diedrich Rode (1828-1925), a licensed lay minister, provided space in his home for worship services and Sunday School. Christ Church congregation was officially organized in 1905. John and Mary Rode Wendel gave land for a church building in December 1905, and a rock sanctuary was completed in 1906. Services were conducted in the German language until 1922, when occasional English services were added. In the 1950s English became the principal language.