Jerusalem Lutheran Church is located on the banks of the Savannah River about 30 miles above Savannah. The church
building, with walls 21 inches thick, was built in 1767-1769 of materials prepared mainly among the Salzburgers
themselves. The bricks were made from clay deposits near the church itself. All that now remains of the original settlement is the church building and cemetery.
The Zimmer pipe organ that we now use was installed in 1969-1970. An upper window was removed, and the pulpit was
lowered two steps to accommodate the pipes.
The congre-gation is part of the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America .
Sunday Church School is held each Sunday morning at 9:45 am followed by the Service of Holy Communion at 11:00 am. The congregation has worshipped and glorified God for 277 years and continues to be a vital part of the body of Christ.
St. Nicholas at Movie Night
St. Nicholas will make a visit to movie night Friday, December 6. Born in Patara, a land that is part of present-day Turkey, circa 280, St. Nicholas was a Christian bishop who helped the needy. After his death, the legend of his gift-giving grew. St. Nicholas transformed into the legendary character called Santa Claus, who brings Christmas presents to children around the world. In many places St. Nicholas is the main gift giver. His feast day, St. Nicholas Day, is December 6, which falls early in the Advent season. After a light meal there will be activities and crafts to learn more about St. Nicholas.
Midweek Advent Services
Special Advent worship services will be held on the first three Wednesday of Advent - December 4, 11, and 18) at 7:00 PM There will be a soup and sandwich supper in the social hall at 6:15 PM before the services.
Children’s Christmas Program
The Children’s Christmas Program and Dinner will be held Sunday, December 15, in the social hall at 6:30 PM. All are encouraged to attend and to bring guests.
Practice for the program will be held Sunday, December 15, at 12:00 noon in the social hall.
Christmas Worship Services
The celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ will begin at Jerusalem with a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 10:00 PM Monday, December 24. The Christmas Day worship will be at 10:00 AM.