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Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick, Maryland is the oldest Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in Maryland (1752) and one of the oldest in the United States. While the congregation began to meet in 1733, the first minister of the church was Rev. Bernard Michael Houseal (1752-1759). The building of the church was slowed because of the outbreak of the French and Indian War but was completed before the war was over (1762).
Founded by German immigrants, church services were entirely in German until 1810. English was introduced in that year, with both German and English sermons until 1816. After 1816, all sermons were in English.
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  • It is too bad that I did not have a chance to see inside because it was closed when I got there. Looking from the outside appearance, the Church design and architecture is so good looking. You can... 
    It is too bad that I did not have a chance to see inside because it was closed when I got there. Looking from the outside appearance, the Church design and architecture is so good looking. You can...  more »
  • My family were members. Our son was confirmed here. I sang in the choir. My husbands funeral was here. I loved my our time at ELC. I have moved away but have fond memories. 
    My family were members. Our son was confirmed here. I sang in the choir. My husbands funeral was here. I loved my our time at ELC. I have moved away but have fond memories.  more »
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  • I am biased here, this is my church. Very friendly and great teachings. The Sunday school program is the best in frederick, again we love this church.😉😉
  • Beautiful church, fabulous staff. Lovely grounds.

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